Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!!!!

Have you ever seen these stamps? I first noticed them on Claudia Rosa's blog, and then went to a stamp show in Springfield Ma and they were there. I was thrilled. The stamps are FANTASTIC. I really wanted them all, but chose two that I wanted at that moment. The name of the company is Motivet. They are currently holding lots of giveaways on there blog. Check them out if you get a chance.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bloggers Challenge: Alter it!

Holy cow, it has been weeks since I have been able to play in the Bloggers challenge group. This weeks challenge is Alter it.

Well, I love to alter, and see what I can come up with. So, when I was trying to decide what to alter, I wanted to make something with a purpose ( I am huge for making cards and such and putting them to the side with no purpose. So, I had a large box of Reese's pieces and decided to make a case for it. What's the purpose you ask, My BF Paula just had a baby boy who was born at 26 weeks. He weighed in at 2'7, and 15 inches long. Being so premature, he must stay in the NICU in the hospital until the end of September. Well, the issue being she has 4 other children at home (all under the age of 6), and the hospital is a good 45 minutes away if not longer. Everyday she goes to the hospital and spends 1/2 the day with the baby and then comes home and takes care of the other children. So, I thought I would make this little candy holder for her to make her smile, and there would be a little snack for her for one of her trips to the hospital. Also, she wouldn't have to share with the other kiddos, because the Reese's Pieces box is hidden(hehehe).

For my project today I used one of my Inky Impressions stamps, and kind of winged my project. As I was making the candy holder, I was thinking they would make great favors for parties and such.

Well,, That is it for me today. I am off to prepare for SU Ink & More's Blog Hop on Wednesday. You don;t want to miss it. There will be great new sneak peeks and Denise (The owner) is giving away some AMAZING prizes! Mark your calenders.
Have a great Monday!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Bird-day

This weeks challenge at SU Ink and more was to make a card that is not a typical shape, no square, no circle, no typical shape. Well, I am not sure if my card counts, as I am really bordering the line of square (hehehe), but I really enjoyed making this card.

This is a great card to make when you need to use up some of that designer paper that you have had laying around and don't know what you're going to make with it. You could easily make a few of these at a time and use up your scraps.

How about this great new set from Su Ink & More "you're A Hoot"!. I think this set is absoultly adorable. The set includes a bunch of different owls and they are all so cute.

Well, good night, and I hope you have wonderful weekend and happy creating!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Digi Shack Thursday Challenge

Happy Thursday.....and it is a Happy Thursday here. We are expecting our first sunny day in almost a month. I am hoping to take the kids strawberry picking and then looking for a nice day enjoying the kids before Gymnastics and T-ball later on. I am loving having the kids being home (so far..hehehe). Life gets so busy during the school year, so I am really looking forward to some quality time with the kids.

So, onto todays card. The challenge was a sketch challenge.

I wanted to use a image I haven't used before, so I went with the Sailor girl. I am not sure of the colors, but it seemed to work (what do you think). I am having such a great time playing with these Lani images. If you still haven't had a chance to check out the Digi Shack, you have to......They have such great images. We would love for you to join us here and play along. Have a Terrific Thursday!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inky Impressions Thinking of You!

Happy Tuesday....Well, it's raining agian here in New Hampshire. I was watching the weather last night, and he said we have had rain 18 out of 22 days this month. It has been terrible. Summer has started, the kids are out of school, and it has been cool, humid and WET! Not great weather for much of anything. How's the weather where you're at?

I made today's card for Last weeks SCS sketch challenge SC233. I used One of the great new stamps from Inky Impressions. The Inky Impression's store is NOW OPEN for buisness....You should definately check it out if you get a chance.

Well, I am off. I have a ton to do today. Hubby is going back to the Orthopedic Dr today, to have a cast change and hopefully they will put on a smaller version. It would be wonderful if they could manuver it somehow so he could drive and go back to work, but I think I am probably dreaming "hehehe". So, have a wonderful Tuesday and see you wednesday. Happy Day and happy creating!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Make a Splash on Monday!

Good Morning. Did you have a nice weekend? Ours was very busy, but nice. Today is my kids last day of school, and I am starting to feel a little relieved. Sports are coming to an end,a nd I will have more time to make cards (I'm hoping).

Today I used one of Digi Shacks new Lani image's "Mermaid". I love this images and I truly enjoyed coloring her. I love that I can make the digital images any size I want. What do you think of her eye shadow ? Hehehehe... I think she's darling.

I used last weeks Mojo Monday sketch, and used some new "My Minds Eye" paper. Some very pretty stuff. It came in a big pack and I only paid $10.00 for it. Love coupons.

Well, that is all today, be on the look out for some Inky Impressions cards this week. Have a great Monday and I hope the sun is shining where you are. Happy Creating.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Three Clover Thursday: NO LAYERS

Did you see the title???? NO LAYERS Today is 3 Clover Thursday's challenge, and the challenge is to make a card with NO layers. Basically fold a piece of paper and make it pretty. Well, if you know me, no layers isn't even in my world. I am a DP layering queen. Well, a challenge wouldn't be a challenge unless we struggled a little right!

Actually, this was my second attempted, because the first one I pop dotted my flower and that was a extra layer. So, on this card here, I masked the flowers and words and then created. I believe this was my first time breaking out a SU set in months.
Fo no layers, I am satisfied, but if I decided to give it away, I will have to cut and layer it on a different piece of paper. I used copics and they bleed through. No biggie!

Well, I hope you all have a Thrilling Thursday and I hope to make it back tomorrow for bloggers challenge, Have a great day. Happy Creating!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Whachadoin Wednesday with SU INK & MORE & BLOG CANDY!

Happy Wednesday all, and yes, it is a happy Wednesday here in New Hampshire. The sun is shining for the first day in almost a week, and I am thrilled. It's amazing how much the weather can affect your mood.

The card I made today is for SU INK & More's Whachadoin Wednesday challenge. The challenge today is a color challenge: BLACK & BLUE! I will admit when I first saw this I was panicking. These colors are tough for me, but once I sat, I decided to go with a sample Dad's Day card. I used one of SU INK's great new sets "thinking of Father". This is a simple card, but cute. Especially for a child to give to their dad.

Have you seen the new SU INK's release? In my opinion, they are the best sets yet. I LOVE THEM ALL!!!! SO, to celebrate the new Junes releases, Denise (the owner of SU INK) gave each DT member a set to give away for blog candy.

Here is the set I am giving away. Shiver Me Timbers.

So....here's what you have to do to play...Head on over to SU INK take a look at the 5 new sets, and comeback and leave me a comment with the name of your favorite and why. When all said and done, I will share with you my favorite. I will pick a winner on Sunday. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

3 clover thursday challenge, Digi Shack challenge & Catching up

WOW, I haven't posted in almost a week, and it isn't for lack of trying. My life has been absoultly CRAZY, but before I get into all that, let me share my card with you.

The card I made is for 2 different challenges. 1st, Digi Shack's Thursday challenge, which was a sketch challenge, and 2nd Three Clover Thursday challenge which was paper piecing. Don't you love when it works out like that.

I used one of the New Digi Shack's new images (they are available to purchase here). These new Lani images are FANTASTIC. I am having the best time palying with these and I LOVE Digi images.

I paper pieced her whole outfit and hat with Scenic Route DP, which I just purchased from Ink ABout it. I really like how this card turned out. I am not sure if you can tell the size by the photo, but this card is HUGE. It measures 4x8 1/2.

I then added a little glitter to get the sparkler effect and of course I started to get carried away and added it a few other places. Gotta love that stickles (hehehe). So, both Digi Shack and Three clovers Designs have a weekly challenge and we would love it if ypu could join us. Head on over and see what this weeks challenge is.

Okay, so, my life has been so nuts. As you know, my hubby broke is leg on Memoral day weekend and has been out of work since (driving me crazy, well, not to bad). He can't drive, so I have been driving the kids and us all over gods creation, T-ball, Soccer, Dr. appts, gymnastics, food shopping, b-day parties and so on.

On top of that, My dog Princess of 11 years got sick and we had to rush her to the vet last Wednesday. Her sugar was at a whopping 38, her heart was in bad shape and she was having seizures. We had to leave her there and WAIT! At 5pm that day, the vet called and told me that they were going to do some extensive (and expensive) blod tests, but things did not look good. We were told to prepare ourselve for a bad ending. Well, I was hysterical for 2 days. Because my vet does not have an overnight Dr, I had to drive Princess back and forth to a emergency vet in Manchester NH (approx 20 minutes from my house), so she could be watched over night. Anyways, $1100.00 later, we found out that she has Addisons disease and it is treatable with medication. Phew!!!! Thank GOD!!!!!!

Princess over the years has cost us a fortune, but she is worth every penny and I will take what ever time I have with her. Paul and I got herr before we got married and have had her since she was a puppy. Paul and I had moved to NC for his job and I was looking for a job, so we did npt have any money, but I really wanted a dog. SO, I sold my Beanie babies (when they were hot) and purchased Princess with that money at a Flea Market. Thats right, a flea market. Whatever, she has been a amazing dog and I cherish her!

Well, I am off to another day of running around. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and I hope the sun is shining where ypou are!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Digi Shack Release Party!!!!!

Digi Shack is havin’ a party and you’re invited!

When: June 15, 2009 7pm PST

Where: SNR Card Universe

Why: To introduce you to there newest images

Did you know that starting tonight you can start winning? How you ask? Simply stop on over to SNR, register for an account (it’s free) and join our group! That’s right, it’s that simple. Be one step ahead of the game and win yourself some images to use in tomorrow nights festivities.

The 25th member to join our group will win 3 images of their choice from our shoppe.
RSVP to attend tomorrow nights festivities and you’r name will be entered into a random drawing for 3 more FREE images given away first thing tomorrow night!!! Wootwoot!

All the details for the release party will be posted at SNR so you’ll have to visit us there if you want to play.

You do not want to miss this. There will be lots of prizes, contest, and you never know, maybe if you just stop by and say HI, you might be surprised. Come party with us!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Inky Impression 1st design Team Challenge

Here we are 1/2 way through the week. Are you having a Wonderful Wednesday. Today's card is made to kick off Inky Impressions 1st Design team challenge. Our first challenge is a color challenge. Pink passion, Baja Breeze, So Saffron (or something close): I don't have all the SU colors, and I "NEED" to use pattern (hehehe), so I went with similar colors and used Basic Grey pattern paper that was similar.

I am having a great time playing and coloring with these new "Inky Impressions" stamps. You have got to check out what the rest of the team did. They are all so talented. you can check them out here.


I hope you all have a wonderful day, and let me know what you think of the new Inky Impression stamps.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Inky Impressions Grand Opening & Blog Hop

I am SO excited to announce the Grand Opening of Inky Impressions! Wait until you see these fabulous stamps, you are going to LOVE them!!The images are simply adorable and the quality & detail is exceptional! Each stamp is "EXTRA deep etched" on quality red rubber for a crisp, clean impression every time!

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Inky Impressions, the Inspirational Inkettes are participating in a blog hop, to inspire you with the new Inky Impression rubber stamp line. If you didn't start the blog hop at the beginning, then you want to head back to Nicole's Blog
(she is Inky's Mama) so you do not miss anything. Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way to the end, for a chance to win some yummy blog candy!

My first project for you is a card.I used basic grey dp, and colored away. What a great image. She definately reminds me of Nicole, the owner, of Inky Impressions.

My second project is a altered pocket calender. I just covered the outside with pattern paper and added my image and this is what I came up with. I think they would make great gifts for christmas, or teachers. Very easy to do.

So, How cute are are these images?

Next head over to Inspirational Inkette Christine to see what fabulous inspiration she has for you. Have a great day and check back tomorrow for the first ever Inky Impressions DT challenge.

I hope you have a great day and have fun with the blog hop. Happy Creating!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Limelight Papercrafts Blog hop winner

Thank you all for playing in the Limelight papercrafts Blog hop. The winner of my Basic Grey Wisteria Paper Pak is:

Kristen said...
here are my answers!:) What a fun game! This is my fav. paper company ever!!!!

1. Wassail
2. Urban Prarie
3. Two Scoops
4. Sultry
5. Porcelain
6. Marrakech
7. Boxer
8. Sugared

Thank you so much for the chance! :)

Congratulations. Please e-mail me with your mailing info. Thank you Mandy for making me a part of your blog hope. Congrats!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Inky Impressions Grand Opening & Blog Hop!

Wahooooo.....Inky Impressions Grand Opening is Tuesday June 9th, and to kick things off the Inky Impressions DT will be having a BLOG HOP. What a great way for you to get a chance to see these FANTASTIC new stamps. The stamps are so darn cute and the DT is a group of ladies with some seriously AMAZING talent. You don't want to miss it.

oh yeah, and there will be BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!! SO, mark your calenders. I hope to see you then! Have a Fantastic Friday.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Three Clover Thursday challenge

This weeks challenge is to make a card or project for Dad (or man), and use metal. Brads, hinges, or whatever.

My card today is made using a image from The Digi Shack. I combined that with some of my new Basic Grey paper, and added my metal (brads). I don't often make masculine cards, but when I do, I really enjoy doing them.

I am trying to use up my scraps and decorate the inside of my cards as well. I used a SU INK sentiment for the inside of the card. This card will be going to my dad. He owns a boat and loves the ocean, so this will be perfect.

This Digi image from Digi Shack is new and is a part of a digi pack. Great images and really cheap. You should check them out! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and happy creating. If you feel like playing, head on over to Kerry's blog and play along!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Whachadoin Wednesday with SU INK

Happy Wednesday all....Wednesdays mean Whachadoin Wednesday challenge over at SU INK. This week was a sketch challenge and I LOVE sketch challenges.

Today I used SU INK'S Brand new sets "Fore", and "Thinking of Father". The "fore" stamp set is a great set for that golfer or father in your life. This set is so much fun to use and would also be perfect for a scrapbook page.

My second picture is a photo of the inside of my card. My good friend Kerry is always using her left over papers to decorate the inside of her cards. I think it's a great idea and have done that here. I used the SU INK'S "Thinking of Father" for the sentiment.

Just in case you didn't make it for the Blog hop, I wanted to share the news sets with you.

How cute are these? The SU Ink blog is filled with some great cards from the DT. If you get a chance head on over and check them out. here. I hope you all have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!

Monday, June 1, 2009

LimeLight PaperCrafts is Celebrating with Prizes

Limelight Papercrafts is officially ONE YEAR OLD today! They are so thankful for their wonderful customers and blog readers and friends. Because their success is because of YOU, you all get the gifts today!

First, enter the code ONEYEAR at checkout to receive 20% off of your ENTIRE purchase! This code is good ALL WEEK, through Sunday!

Now for the FUN! Each of Limelights design team members, their 7th Six Chick for June (welcome to Nikki!!), Mandy, and even a few friends of Limelight are giving away goodies on their blogs! There are 14 of us in all, and feel free to enter for ALL of the prizes! Here are the games and challenges, the coordinating prizes, and the links to each! Mandys game is Here at the bottom!

Mandy - Balderdash. Prize: Hullabaloo Stamp (Unity), Bazzill Scalloped Circle Chipboard Tags,
Prima Sweet N Sassy Flowers - Cinderella.

Lisa Henke - Color Challenge (Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion and Summer Sun (SU colors) / Raspberry, Summer Sunrise, Chocolate (PTI colors). Prize: 3 Fun Flocks: Raspberry Tart, Chocolate Lotto, Lemonade Yellow.

Ryann Salamon - Small Part of a Picture Guessing Game. Prize: Enchanted Lily Stamp Set (Pink Cat Studio).

Amy Castellano - Scrapbooking Sketch. Prize: My Biggest Wishes Stamp (Unity).

Lorie Ames - Card Sketch. Prize: Prima Aloha Petals - Tea Leaf.
Jennifer Taylor (AKA JenMarie!) - Tell Us Your Limelight Favorites. Prize: Delectable Delights Stamp Set (Unity), Coconut Pixee Stix Glitter.

Lee Murphy
- Summer Inspiration Challenge. Prize: Spring Bloom Dew Drops.

Kristen Catalano - Basic Grey Product Line Guessing Game. Prize: Basic Grey Wisteria 6x6 Paper Pad.

Jennifer Greco
- Photo Scavenger Hunt. Prize: Flashee Fuchsia Shimmerz, Mudpie Shimmerz

Tiffany Johnson - Blurred Photo Guessing Game. Prize: Basic Grey Marrakech 6x6 Paper Pad.

Becky Carafa
- Word Scrambles. Prize: Cling Changito Cake Stamp (Stampendous).

Katie Renz
- Fill in the Letters Game. Prize: Prima Pebbles - Butterfly.

Amy Tsuruta
- Buttons in a Jar Guessing Game. Prize: Basic Grey Lime Rickey Buttons.

Nikki Tanner - Where's Waldo with the Limelight Logo. Prize: Cherry Hill 8x8 Paper Pad.

Mandy was sweet enough to ask me to join in her, in her 1 year anniversary celebration. My game for you is, name that Basic Grey Paper Line. I have listed 8 different clips from 8 different Basic Grey Paper Lines. Leave your answers in the comment box. List your answers 1-8 starting left to right. I will draw a winner from all the correct answers. If you need help with the Basic Grey lines go HERE!
GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!