Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Little Mermaid and A Super Saturday?

Here is my last card for the weekend. My verry nice friend Kim Howard sent me these new images and I couldn't wait to play with them. They are completely great for coloring. THANKS KIM!!!!

I added some of my new Kaisers Bead on the merrimaids hair. (which are available from Limelight Papercrafts).

I hope you all are having a FAB weekend. I am off to be Copic Certified tomorrow. I can't wait!

SUPPLIES: stamps. The greeting farm. INK: Copics. Paper: My Minds Eye MISC: Prima Flowers

and the winner is.....


You are the winner of the Rhinestone pearls from Limelight. Please e-mail me your address and Mandy from Limelight will get them right out to you. Thanks for playing.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bloggers challenge #88 and a little Twilight

I am back from my brief overnight stay at Coco Keys Resort Indoor water park. I had a wonderful time with my family, but the resort was lacking. They had shut the little kids area down for over an hour, due to a bathroom issue. This would have been fine, but that area was he only place the little kids could go. Everything else was to big. We waited in line for 1 hour for some chicken nuggets and fries. We did complain to the manager, and we didn't get very far, until we were able to speak to the hotel manager. Which was very receptive to our complaints. He was so nice. He refunded all our money $209.00, and then offered us another stay that night for FREE, and he gave us another paid weekend at the resort for free.
We didn't have a terrible time, but things could have been better and that is why the hotel manager generously refunded us our money.

So, For today's Bloggers challenge, I altered a tin I had. This was very simple and one of the fastest projects I have done in a while.

Little of track, but for all you Twilight lovers out there, Sweet tarts have the Twlight version. Knowing how much I LOVE twilight, my husband saw these and bought them for me. I thought that was cool. The movie is be released on DVD on March 21st. I can't wait!!!!! Have you read the books? Did you see it at the movies???

Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper: Paper: The new Minds eye paper: Ink. copics, Memento black!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

SUINK & MORE Sneek Peek!

SU INK just released 2 brand new sets. I am seek peeking the set called "Some Bunny Loves You". This is a great set with lots of stamps, with many possibilities. Make sure you check out the SUINK blog for more peeks.

I love SPRING, and I wanted my girl look come across like spring was at her toes, as well as those cute little chicks and Easter eggs. Both the sets will be available for purchase on March 1st. Don;t for get to visit the rest of the DT members for more great cards.

Have a Terrific Thursday and Happy Creating.

Supplies: Paper: Making Memories, Coredinations Cardstock, Stamps: SUINK and More: Ink: Copics, Memento Black. Misc: Punches, ribbon, white pen, brads

Three Clovers Thursday Challenge.

Here it is the second week of Kerry's Challenge. The challenge is a Brown and Blue card with Buttons. I pretty much followed the rules, but I had to add a little bit of other color in there. Pretty much it is brown and blue. These are not my favorite colors, but I just proved to myself that I can do it.

So, now it's your turn. Make a card for the challenge and then head over to Kerry's blog and log in. Check out what the rest of the team did. They are a great group of ladies.

supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper. Paper: Basic Grey,. Ink: Copics, memento black ink. Misc: buttons, ribbon, punches, and white pen.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feeling Coopy???

Happy Wednesday. I love Wednesadays. They mean half way to the Weekend. Anyone have any big plans this weekend? My kids are home this week for February Vacation, and we are planning on taking them to a indoor water park. We haven't told them yet, because we will have to listening to the "are we going NOW?". My daughter will continue to ask (literally) a thousand questions. So, we have decided to surprise them and just pack and go. We will be headed there tomorrow afternoon into Friday. We are then clear sailing with no comitments for the weekend (I love that).

I have 2 quizzes tonight for A&P, and then 2 midterms, and 1 practical next week, so I will be putting in some serious study time. I can't wait for the semester to be over!!!!

Todays card was made for 3 differnt things. First, MJ's Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge (see sketch below), 2nd Clear Dollar Stamps is hosting a Challenge. The challenge was to use Pearls or a pearlizing agent on your card. I used Liquid perls on My eggs, and a pearl brad on my flowers. Last, but not least, I made this card for my good friend KDC. She has been cooped up in her house for 2.5 weeks sick with sick kids. I thought the saying would be peprfect for her right now. I hope you feel better Kerry!

Also, with the month almost over, SUINK will be sneek peeking 2 new sets starting today. Here's the schedule. Check out the blog to see what's coming.



Mary Jo


Have a WONDERUL Wednesday and check back tomorrow for my SUINK Sneek peek!

Supplies: Paper-Basic Grey Porcelain, SU cardstock, Paper Trey White: Stamps: Clear Dollar, Ink: Copics, Memento Ink-Misc: Punches, Liqurd Pearls, Pearl Brad Prima Flowers, Pop Dots.

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Pink Cat Studio & Blog Candy

Have you seen this new set just released by Pink Cat Studio? I LOVE it. It is now available for purchase at LimeLight Papercrafts. While you're over there purchasing your new Lily set, go take a peek at there paper. They are having a sale. Here's the details.

February 23- March 1
For every three individual sheets of cardstock you purchase, you'll get to choose one more for FREE! For every three individual sheets of patterned paper you purchase, you'll also choose one for FREE! Just let us know which one(s) you'd like for free in the Comments section of your order! Happy shopping!

Now for some Blog Candy. Mandy at Limelight has been generous enough to offer up a package of Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestones. So, leave me a comments here and head over to limelights blog from my blog to check out the store.

I will randomly choose a winner on Wednesday. I am hoping to be back with Mary Jo's Sketch challenge card tomorrow. Happy Birthday Mary Jo!. I hope you all are having a Marvelous Monday and I am off to purchase enchanted Lilly!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spring into Saturday!!!!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Are you feeling springy at all? Well, We had a small snow storm Thursday into Friday, and the kids had a delay, but today the Sunny is bright and the snow is melting, and I am hoping spring is on its way.

Today I wanted to share 2 cards I made with the same High Hopes image. Sometimes I feel like I have use the same images all the time, but I wanted to display how the Same image can look so different on a card. My first card is slightly on he more elegant yet cute side, and my second card is straight out cutesy (At least I think). Same image, yet different feel. What do you think?

High Hopes just had a huge release of new stamps, and of course I ordered. Now, I am just waiting for them to arrive and then I will be off to play. So, more High hopes cards on the way.

I hope you all have a SUPER Saturday, and happy creating!!!!

Supplies: Stamps High Hopes, Computer generated sentiment. Paper: card 1: DP unknown, Basic grey, SU cardstock, Paper Trey White. Card 2: DP Imaginansce, Paper Trey white Ink: Copics SU card stock. Ink: Copics, Memento Black. Misc: Bling, Prima Flowers, Ribbon, Punches.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Three Clover Thursday Challenge!!!!

Yeah for Kerry over at Three Clover Designs. SHe is hosting her 1st ever bloggers challenge. This will be a weekly event, and we hope you will join us.

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge.

So, if you would like to play along, and we would love for you to play. Go ahead over to Kerry's blog and link your card.

Supplies: Stamps-Penny Black. Paper-Basic Grey, SU cardstock. Ink: Copics, Memento. Misc: SU scalloped punch, brads

Limelight Thursdays Sketch & Product challenge!

Today is a Limelight Sketch and product focus challenge: I decided I would make a card with some of my new toys. I currently purchased (from Limelight of course) Some new Unity Stamps, and some New basic grey paper. My card was inspired by a few different cards designed by Becky Carafa. She makes amazing cards. I also turned the sketch and used it in a different way.

So, if you get a chance head over to the other Limelight designers blogs, and see what they came up with. Also, Limelight is running their presidents sale until Feb 22. You get 10% off your total purchase (they have the new basic Grey 6x6 paper packs). Make sure you use the keyword: President at check out!

Wishing for Spring??
It may be snowy and icy but we can still 'think' Spring!
Bring on the flowers!
Use the provided sketch and use FLOWERS!
They can be Primas, stamped flowers, flowered DP, etc...anything floral!

Key word for SCS upload is LLPC015.
post a comment with a link to your card to Mandy's blog by
Sunday night midnight.
Prize is new package of Prima Flowers of the winner's choice!

Supplies: DP, Basic Grey, SU cardstock: Stamps: Unity. Ink: Copics, memento. Misc: Kaiser pearl beads,Prima flowers.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Whatchadoin Wednesday challenge & Mondays lunchtime sketch challenge

WOW....Wednesday already. This week is flying. I have made a project and a card for the 2 different challenges today. My card was made for Mary Jo's Lunchtime sketch challenge:

The little box I made was for WHACHADOIN WEDNESDAY challenge over as SUINK. This weeks challenge was to make a wedding favor, or a St. Paddy's Day goodie. As you can see, I made a little box to match my card. I think it would be great for cookies, brownies or candy. Both my card and box were made using "THE BLARNEY STONE" from SUINK. Check out their blog for more great ideas.

Supplies: Stamps: The Blarney stone, SU INK. Paper: Unknown, SU card stock. INK: Copics, Memento. Accessories: Stickles, pop dots, brads.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Amazing Blog candy alert!!!!

As most of you know I don't do a whole lot of blog candy advertising, but this is a must see. Nikki over at Bunny-Zoe's blog is celebrating her 1 year Blogoversary. Which is amazing to me, because she has only been stamping 1 year, and her cards are AMAZING!!!! Go head over and congratulate her!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Wow ladies, you all are amazing. the reaction and turnout for my blog candy was completely amazing. Thank you all for all you wonderful comments, and telling me about your favorite product. It was so nice to read all your comments. I know so many of you are unable to get your hands on the Martha Stewart punches and I really wish I could offer you all one. Darn, why are they so hard to find? Well, I guess you all are anxious to find out who the winner is.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE.............

The winner is Tonya (Olde Country Creations). Congratulations Tonya.

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-02-16 00:37:34 UTC

My next big BLOG CANDY giveaway will happen when I hit 10,000 hits. Any ideas on what I should giveaway?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bloggers Challenge 86-Valentines Day & Injury

Happy Friday everyone! You know what Friday means....Bloggers Challenge. This weeks challenge was simple, VALENTINES DAY. So, today's card is my last Valentines card for the year. What better set to use to make a valentines Day card than "Will You Be My Valentine" by SUINK! I completely love making cards with this little boy and girl. I also think they would make a great card for other occasions, like Easter. They could each hold a egg. I will have to try that.

Anyways, I used some new (to me) DP paper from Basic Grey. I paper pieced the Girls dress and the boys shirt to match the card. I love the look pf paper piecing. How about you?

So, quick story about making this card. I started this card yesterday and finished it this morning. All it needed was the brads.( SIDE NOTE: under my crafting table is a huge box filled with my SU stamps.) so, when I sat down this morning to finish my card, as I was working, I moved my foot forward and felt a stabbing pain in my toe. Well, I dropped the phone (I was talking to KDC), and looked at my toe, and saw that it was gushing blood. Well, I had moved my foot along the carpet, and on the carpet was one of my blades from my rotary cutter (had no idea it was there). When I moved my foot, it pushed the blade in to the box, and the opposite end into my toe. OUCH!!! I let Kerry go (obviously) and took a better look at my toe. Yep, I thought it needed stitches and off to the ER I went. Try explaining to the DR that you sliced your toe open making a card. It even sound ridiculous as I was saying it. AT one point I even heard a nurse say" I don't know, you cut her toe scrapbooking or something". Good Grief! Well, I came out of the ER with 5 stitches across my big toe. Who said stamping wasn't a sport (Hehehe). Well, that is enough of me blabbing. I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday and a Very Happy Valentines Day. Any big plans?

For more great valentines day cards check out the Bloggers Challenge ladies, and for more great cards Using the SU INK set "Will You Be My Valentine" check out the SUINK blog. Happy Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Easter (early)!

It's a TERRIFIC Tuesday (I hope), and I have to tell you, I have already put in a weeks worth of work already. I had a Statistics test yesterday (not my best subject), and I have a Anatomy & Physiology test tomorrow night. I guess it wouldn't seem that bad if I didn't have to work tonight (argh).

On a much happier note, I did manage to get up at 5:00 am this morning and squeeze in a little stamping. Today's card was made for MJ's Mondays Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.

When I sat to make a card this morning, I was going to do another Valentines Day card, but honestly, I am sick of Valentines day already. I think I have been making V-day cards since the beginning of January. So, I pushed aside the pink, red and brown and went for some brighter more springy colors. I just happen to have the Urban Prairie paper pack from Basic grey, which has FANTASTIC Colors. I dipped into my stamp stash and started thing Easter, and when I think Easter, I think of this cute bunny stamp from High Hopes. I pent a long time coloring this precious bunny. I was practicing my blending. What do you think?

Well, I am off to study. I hope you all have a TERRIFIC day. If you get a chance, head over to MJ's blog and play along.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: High Hopes, sentiment by CTMH, Paper: DP Basic Grey, Coredinations cardstock, INK: Copics, Memento, MISC: Prima Flowers, brad, white pen

Friday, February 6, 2009


As I have said before, I LOVE pattern paper, and right now Basic Grey 6x6 paper packs are my favorite. I love them so much that I have accumulated numerous packs of the same styles. For awhile, I couldn't find the Cupcake pack, so I ordered 2, and in the meantime my good friends Kerry & Pia both bought me a pack. So in the end, I ended up with 4 packs.

I also hit the jackpot with the Martha Stewart Valentines Lace edge punch, and you know, I couldn't leave any extras in the store. I had to have them all! Why you ask? To be honest with you, I don't know. I knew they were HTF, so I guess I thought I better stock up just in case!!!

So, in lieu of all my hording, I am offering up some fun Blog candy. The blog candy includes 2 packs of 6x6 Basic Grey paper packs(Cupcake & Urban Prairie), 1 Martha Stewart Valentines Lace edge punch, and 1 Inkadinkado Cupcake stamp set. So, what do you have to do? It's simple

1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite product is.
2. Sign up to receive e-mails and/or Follow my blog.
3. Link me up on your blog and spread the word!
4. Last but not least, SMILE !

I will announce the winner on Valentines day! Thanks for checking out my blog, and I can't wait to see what your favorite product is!

It's a Chick's Friendly Valentine Parade!

I Hope you all are having a FABULOUS Friday. Today's project is a Challenge hosted by Mandy at Limelight. Every month she challenges her design team to a project. This months project was to make a Valentine gift and matching card for a friend. PERFECT!! I love challenges, and was more than happy to create a project for my friends.

You see, I have 2 very good friends that are serious card makers, and they are also my my partners and crime on my shopping trips, so I made each of them a mini tote bag filled with mini snickers, and a matching card. My tote bag was inspired by Beth Matson.

Once again, I have used Lilly & Billy set by Pink Cat Studio, and Bittersweet DP by basic grey. I also used 2 different sized Prima flowers. All can be purchased at Limelight.

While making this card, I ran out of red gems. So I took clear gems and colored them with my copic markers. They worked perfectly. You have got to love the Copics.

If you have not had a chance to visit Limelight Papercrafts, now is the time to head over there. They are having a SALE and have a CLEARANCE section at the store! And let me tell you, NOW is the time to be stocking up on CARDSTOCK of all types! All of our Bazzill, DoubleMates (Worldwin), and Waste Not Paper cardstocks are 30-50% off!!

Also, have some time for some challenges?? Limelight Papercrafts has issued another Sketch and Product Challenge! And...we are sponsoring the Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week! Click on the links for details... and to see what prizes are being offered up!

If you get a chance, Go head over to the LIMELIGHTs Chick's blogs, and see what projects they came up with .

Have a wonderful Weekend and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Limelight Sketch Challenges & PRIZES

Pretty In Pink… The Pink Panther... Other than being movies, what else do they have in common? How about the color pink!?!
This week at Limelight Papercrafts we are focusing on all things pink… with one exception… it must sparkle, shimmer or shine!
We want to see your pink bling!!! Stickles, Shimmerz, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, sparkle fibers… You name it, Limelight carries it and we want you to use it!
Don’t have any that we carry? Use the bling you have, just make sure it’s pink!
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

The details:
* Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on using pink bling!
* Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC014.
* Post a comment with a link to your card on Mandy's blog by Sunday, February 8th , at midnight EST to be eligible win your choice of jar of Shimmerz and a package of rhinestones!

Here is my take on this weeks sketch challenge. I used the new Lilly & Billy Sweetheart set from Pink Cat Studio, and I used some of the papers from the Bittersweet 6x6 paper pack from Basic Grey. As you can see I used my pink bling along my scallop edge, and my sentiment. I also used Pink Stickles on Lilly's hair. All these products are available for purchase at Limelight Papercrafts,. which is having a SALE!

February 1- February 8
A selection of our Valentine's Day themed projects are 20% off this week only!
Here are the items on sale:
*Unity Stamp Company Love Is Toxic and Rows of Yummies
*All Basic Grey Bittersweet Accessories ~ Buttons, Brads, Glazed Brads, Rub-Ons, Stickers
(6x6 Paper Pads NOT Included)
*Odd Bird Planet Hey Handsome, Me & You, and Heart Lolly Tree Stamps
*Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes Clear Stamp Set

For More Sketch examples check out the Chicks of Limelight.
Glitter In My Hair ~ Jennifer
Limelight Papercrafts Blog ~ Mandy
Live, Laugh, Love, Create ~ Lorie
My Little Creative Escape ~ Lisa
Scrap-Creations ~ Kristen (me)
The Inked Spot ~ Ryann
{the lakeshore stamper} ~ Becky

My Reality ~ Lee

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SU INK WHATCHA DOIN Wednesday Challenge- Just Married

Yeah, it's Wednesday. Wednesdays are always a nice day for me. They mean the Weekend is almost here, and Wednesday also means WHATCHA DOIN WEDNESDAY challenge over at SU INK .

The challenge today was a sketch challenge created by MaryJo. If you frequent my blog, you know I am a huge sucker for sketch challenges. I LOVE working with them.

For my card today, I used the newly released "Goin To The Chapel" by SU INK. I have not made very many wedding cards, but I had a lot of fun playing with this new set. I saw the bride and immediately thought BLING. I cut out and the dress and her Vail, and attached them over the original stamp for a little dimension.

Well, I hope you all are having a WONDERFUL Wednesday. If you get a chance check out the SUINK blog to see some wonderful cards and projects made with the new sets by an amazing bunch of ladies.
SUPPLIES: stamps "Goin the Chapel" by SU INK, PAPER: DP by Making Memories new 6x6 pad, SU pretty in pink, and Black Cardstock, INK: Black memento, and Copics, MISC: scalloped marvy punch, SU scalloped straight punch, bling.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hey, What's Up?

I hope you all are having a TERRIFIC Tuesday. It's snowy and cold here today. I can;t remember a winter where we it has been so cold and so snowy. It seems as though it snows almost everyday. Maybe not a ton, but just enough to remind me that spring is no where in sight.

I must admit, that I am LOVING my Clear dollar stamps. I only have this one set, but in due time I am hoping to expand my CD collection. I have been averaging about 4 cards a week, and I am accumulating lots of scraps. So I have been trying to use what is left over before I break into more stuff. I do love my paper paks. The paper I used today is from one of the newer Making Memories. I love the pink and Black combo, and I really love it for the cow. It's hard to see in the pic, but I gave her pink eyelashes to match. Now that I am looking at the card, it would have been cute to put a small pink bow on her head. Maybe next time.

My card today was done for MJ's Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge. My card is not exact to the sketch, but close enough. You all should check out MJ's blog and play along. They are always fun. I have tried to make it a regular challenge for myself. SO, hop on over and play along.

Stamps: Clear Dollar
paper: MM, SU cardstock
ink: Memento, copics
Acces:White pen, pink Bling!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Best Friends

Good Morning. I hope you're having a SUPER Sunday. It has been kind of a quiet weekend for me, and I must admit I am enjoying every minute of this relaxing weekend. I got a chance to sit down and play with one of my new Whipper Snapper stamps. I just think these little girls are so cute.

I combined my new stamp with some Basic Grey paper (which can be purchased at Limelight Papercrafts, they are having a sale). I think it's a cutesy kind of card. well, I am hoping to get some homework done, and get some more card made. I am wishing you a quite creative day. Smiles!!!!

STAMPS: Whipper Snapper (girls), Amuse sentiment
INK: Copics, Memento
PAPER: Basic Grey (urban Prairie)
misc: ribbon, whiter Pen, brads