Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Goth Lili (kinda)

   Happy Wednesday!!!!! Phew, the weekend is almost here.  Are you having a good week?  Can you believe that tomorrow is Oct 1st. The summer flew by, and now we are heading straight for fall.  I know I have told you, but I LOVE fall, and everything it offers, the apple picking, the local farm events, the fairs, and of course Halloween.

So today is Wednesday and Wednesday=Inky Impressions Challenge.
This weeks challenge was to make a gift.  Of course Iwas last minute putting this together, but I wanted to give the challenge a try.

When I was trying to decided what I was going to make, I started to scan the room to see what impulse purchase I had made to alter.  I am real good at buying things to alter. While scanning, I had a came across this Salsa container that I had saved, knowing it would be perfect for a project.  Well, I am on a Halloween kick right now, so I decided to make "Secret Lili" go "goth".  I am not sure how effective that was, as she still looks so sweet.  I used my new Basic Grey paper and paper pieced her outfit and tried to color her hair black.  I obviously need more practice with the black hair.  I even gave her black nail polish.
now, if I was better prepared I would have filled this up with Hersey Kisses (halloween colors), but seeing I put this together last night, it is what it is.  I will fill it up today and retake a picture to get a better feel of the goodie container.

If you get a chance, check out what the Inky Impressions DT came up with this week.  You won't be dissappointed.  They are sooo good.




Chris O

So....Happy Wednesday.  Have a great day and Happy Creating!!!!!

Stamps: Inky Impressions "lili's secret", Amuse sentiment.
Paper: Basic Grey Eriee, SU black CS
Ink: copics, Memento Black
Misc: white pen & pop dots

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Trick or Treat with Pink Cat Studios

Happy Saturday!!! Ahh..this is my 1st weekend off from work in five weeks. It is lovely. The weather is Fabulous. A very typical fall day here in New England, around 60 degrees and sunny. Love it!!!!

    Have seen this new Pink Cat Studios Halloween stamp set? is so cute. There are a bunch of images in this set and they all are Fantastic.  I am a huge fan of Halloween (not the spiritual part, just the dress up and decorating part).  I love to make Halloween cards, and this year I am hoping to get them mailed out.  I made a bunch last year and they just sat in a box.  This year, they are going postal.

   Well, I have cleaned my house, made a card, and did a load of laundry.  I guess I should try to do a little homework and then off to dinner with the family.  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend, I know I am.  Have a great day and happy creating!

Stamps: Pink cat Studio
Paper: Basic Grey EEriee, SU black cardstock
Ink: Copics, going grey
Misc: MS punch, pop dots, random button & ribbon

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Inky Impressions challenge

Happy Wednesday, and Happy Fall.  Can you believe that fall has arrived already?  Here in New Hampshire, we have been seeing signs of Fall for a few weeks.  It has started getting cooler, the leaves have started to change, and all the local farms are full of Mums, pumkins and fresh picked apples.  MMMmmm..this is my absolute favorite time of year.
 My card today was made for Inky Impressions Wednesday challenge.  This weeks challenge is to make a card and use 4 different embellishments. Embellishments are easy right.  I also combined my Inky Challenge with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

Wanna see what the amazing DT over at Inky Impressions did with the challenge?  You can check them out :

Seeing that it is the second day of fall,I thought I would share with you some pictures I took recently at one of my local farms.

 Well,  that is all for me today.  I hope you have a FABULOUS Wednesday.  Just think the weekend is almost here.Yahoooo.....
Have a great day and Happy Creating!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm Diggin Ya!

Happy Tuesday!  Did you have a good weekend? Did you do anything special? My family and I had a very low key weekend.  I worked on Saturday and a full day Sunday, so we mostly just hung around the house.
   I did make this card, which I have to admit I "truely" enjoyed coloring this image.  I have had this High Hopes stamp forever, but I have never inked it up.  This was such a simple card to make and I like how it turned out.  FINALLY. 
   Do you ever get into that creative funk. where you hate everything you make?  Well, that is where I have been for a couple of months now.  So I was pleased that I made a card which "I" thought was acceptable.  I will say my card was inspired by the amazing Nikki Estes

Well, that is all I have today.  I am off to get the kids on the bus, and then to work.  I will be back tomorrow with Inky Impressions challenge.  Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blog Candy Winners

I know I was supposed to call my blog winners on the 13th, and I apologize for the wait.  Life has been crazy.  Thank you to all that played and participated in the Inky Impressions blog hop. So, after the long wait, the winners are..................

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-09-17 13:38:43 UTC

ScrapinShana said...
I love Halloween because it's during Fall and I LOVE Fall and all the decor and good things that go along with it. My favorite memories of Halloween are trick-or-treating when I was in Middle School with friends and taking pillow cases for our sacks and not coming home until they were almost too heavy to carry! Awesome blog candy, thanks for the chance to win =)

Please e-mail me your mailing address, so I can get your Halloween prize in the mail.  Congrats and thanks for playing!

The second blog candy winner is from the Inky Impressions Blog Hop!  The winner is........

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-09-17 13:52:44 UTC

scrappyjan said...

very cute!!!!!! wonderful card...janny

Congrats, and please e-mail me your mailing address, and I will get your surpise candy in the mail.

Three clover Thursday with Sweet Lili

Happy Thursday!  Has it been a good week? Well, not sure if you have noticed, but I haven't posted anything since last sunday.  OMGoodness. 
    Life has been a bit crazy for me lately. The semester has started, which means HOMEWORK, and STUDYING.  I love school, but I hate studying.  It takes me forever to remember stuff, and I am currently taking Anatomy & PhysiologyII, so there is a whole lot of remembering.  Anyway, between school, work and my family, I have been straight out, and exhausted.
    So it's Thursday, and Thursdays mean Three Clover Thursday Challenge.  This weeks challenge was do doodle (free hand) on your card.  Well, I love to doodle, so not to hard for me.
   I also combined this challenge with this weeks Inky Impressions challenge.  Inky Impressions challenge was to stitch on your card (either faux or real).  I chose to faux stitch the inner circle on my card.  I used Inky Impressions newly released Lili awareness ribbon-(A portion of the proceedsof this stamp will be donated to the NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION & ALSO THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION).  I think I got carried away with the gems around the ribbon, but it is, what it is right.
   So, wanna play in the challenges?  We would love to have you join us on either challenge.  They are all a great group of people and so creative.  If you don't have a chance to play, and just need inspiration, head on over to Inky Impressions or Three clover's challenge for some amazing inspiration.
Well, that is all today.  Have a great day and Happy Creating!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Inky Impressions Blog Hop & candy

Come HOP with Us!

Happy Saturday. I am SOO excited, for today's Inky Impressions Blog Hop. There are 8 new Releases, and from the look of sneak peeks, the stamps will be amazing.

If you didn't start this hop at Nicole's Blog, you'll want to go there right now and then follow along the hop, being sure to leave a comment on each of the inkettes' blogs!
(Most or all will have a mystery surprise candy to offer one lucky commenter, including mine!!). Each blog will direct you to the next in line. If you did follow the hop, then you should've come here from Crystal's Blog.
First, I would like to say Thanks for stopping by, and now, I would like to introduce you to Cowgirl Lili.

How cute is she? It took me a long time to color her, because I wasn't sure what color combo I wanted. I started out with pink & brown, and then I went to red and denim, but came back to the pink and brown. What do you think? Does she look like a complete cowgirl?

Okay, now that you have seen my Cowgirl friend your last stop will be the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog here.Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog you hop on for a chance to win. Thanks for stopping by today!

I will pick the Blog candy winner on September 15th.

Stamps: Cowgirl Lili from Inky Impressions, Fence High Hopes.
Paper: basic Grey, making memories
Ink: copics
Misc: nestis, brads

Friday, September 11, 2009

Inky Impressions Sneak Peek

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Aren't you glad it's Friday? I sure am. It has been such a busy week. This will be my first weekend in the last 3 that I have Sat night and Sunday off from work. THANK GOD!!! I have to work tonight and tomorrow morning, and then I am off. Going to spend some quality time with my family and maybe even do some apple picking. I also have to fit in some home work time along the way. Any big plans for your weekend?

So, today is my turn to sneak peek one of Inky Impressions new images. Can you tell what she is (hehehehe). What you can't tell, is how cute she is, and actually, if you checked out any of the other sneak peeks, they all looked so cute. I can't wait to see all the images tomorrow. That's right, tomorrow is INKY IMPRESSIONS BLOG HOP. I hope you can join us. I can't wait.

Well, I am off to start another day. I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday, and I hope you can join me for the Inky Impressions Blog hop in the morning! Happy Friday and Happy Creating!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Halloween Blog Candy!!!! Goo Punch

Well, we have gone back to school, the nights have started to get cooler, the fall clothes are all out, the Halloween costumes are starting to hit the store. That must mean one thing HALLOWEEN is approaching. My family and I LOVE halloween. No, we are not witches, or vampires, and no we do not believe in all the "spirit" kind of things, but we love to decorate our house and we have even won the city's decorating contest once. Actually, it is must husband who loves to decorate the house and he always does a fabulous job (he is pretty much 36 going on 16 when it comes to this). We run the neighborhood halloween party, and we just love everything about it.

SO, in celebration of of Halloween approaching, I am giving up some Bootiful blog candy. It includes 1. Martha Stewart goo punch. 1. Pak of Recollections Halloween cardstock paper pak. 1. Recollection Halloween stamp set.

So, here's the details.
1. Leave a comment of your favorite Halloween memory/or what you like/dislike about Halloween
2. Follow my blog
3. Link me up on your blog, so you can share the chance with your friends.

I will draw a winner using on Sunday September 13th. Good luck

Inky Impressions Sneak Peek & Blog Hop

Inky Impressions is having a new release, and the sneak Peeks have already started. Oh, you have got to see some of these sneak peeks. The stamps look so cute and the leave you wanting more. Here is a list of the sneak Peeks;



Kristen (me)

Inky Impressions Blog Hop is on Saturday. I can't wait!!!! I hope you can join us.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whachadoin Wednesday Challenge:Inspiration

Happy Wednesday!!! Wow, it's already the middle of the week. For all of you that celebrate Labor day, did you have a great weekend? I worked both Sat, Sunday, but Monday we took the kids to a local fair. It was a sure sign that fall is approaching. We had a nice time. There was lots of animals, some horse shows, and the kids had a great time playing on the tractors, and the weather was fabulous. What did you do.

Today's card is made for SU INK & MORE's Whachadoin Wednesday Challenge. Today's challenge is a inspiration challenge (when I am able to get the photo I will post here). My thought on the photo was to go toward the color scheme. I decided to use SU INK's You're a Hoot stamps set. I have a thing going on with the owls lately. They are just so darn cute. I used This weeks Mojo Monday sketch, and I have to admit, I love the sketch. it could be easily used so many times.
So, wanna come play with us? We love new players. Head on over to the blog to get the inspiration photo, and then create away. I look forward to seeing your project. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stoping by today. Happy Creating!!!

Stamps: You're a hoot by SU INK & More
Paper: Basic Grey
INK: Memento INK, Copics
Misc: SU scalloped punch, Stickles, white pen, brads

Monday was Nicole's birthday (Owner of Inky Impressions), and in honor of her birthday, she is offering up some serious Blog candy.Click here to head to Nicole's blog to enter her blog candy!

Also, Inky Impressions is starting their sneak peek tomorrow Be sure to check out the DT members blogs. They are amazing.

Sneak Peek Day 1


Friday, September 4, 2009

Motivet Blog Candy Alert

Are you familar with Motivet stamps? OMG thet are sooooo cute. You have to check them out, and if your interested, they are giving up this huge blog candy.Click here to see! Blog candy expires 9/13.

Inky Impressions Challenge: Happy Birthday

Wow, it's Friday already. This week has Flown bye. So, Happy Friday all. What a week it has been. My kids started school on Tuesday, and I started the semester on Wednesday. I thought when the kids went to school I would have so much more time, but my time still seems to be limited. How does that happen?

Anyways, Today's card is made for this weeks Inky Impressions challenge. Since September is Nicole's (inky's mama & owner), we are celebrating her all month (Happy Early Birthday Nicole). This weeks challenge is to make a Birthday themed card.

I have had this piece of scrap DP hanging around forever and I have been dying to use it (as I love it), so I decided whatever stamp I was going to use, it was going to go with this paper. I was determined to finally use this DP. SO I grabbed my Inky Impressions "Lili has a secret" stamp and worked away. I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and made it all work. I have to admit, my coloring isn;t the best here. I don;t love her res top, but I wanted the whole thing to match. I wish I had paper pieced the shirt, but it is what it is.

So, needing to make a Birthday card? Why not play along with the DT over at Inky Impressions. We would love for you to play with us. The more the Merrier.

Well, I am off to try and get some things done. The kids are off today. I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by today. It is really appreciated. Sometimes we get into a creative funk, but is always uplifting when you read such wonderful comments. So again, thank you!!!!!

One more thing before I go, it has been awhile since I have posted some blog candy, so stay tuned tomorrow for some "Booful" blog candy", maybe even a MS punch or something! Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Inky Impressions (Lili), Sentiment (SU)
Paper:? from my stash
Ink: Memento black, Copics, ans SU taken with teal
Misc: Prima Flowers, gems,ribbon, Amuse red gems

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Whachadoin Wednesday with SU INK & More

Good Morning. Happy Wednesday. We are half way through the week. It is he kids 2nd day of school and My 1st day back to school for the semester. I am hoping that my classes will be enriching and interesting.

Today's challenge over at SU INK is "Fall" theme. I live in New England where Fall is gorgeous. This morning it is 50 degrees and will warm up as the week goes. This is a sure sign that Fall is on it's way (my favorite season).

For my card today, I used One of the trees from the Friendly Forest collection from SU INK'S New INKIES stamps. I used some Basic Grey paper and some buttons, and this is what I ended up with. Do you feel the fall crisp air? (hehehehe).

So, do you like to make Fall themed cards? Did I inspire you (I hope)? Well, what are you waiting for? Head on over to your craft spot make a Fall Themed card and link it up over at SU INK & MORE to play with us this week. I bet you could combine 2 challenges in one card.

So, today has to be short but sweet. I have a class at 10:00am and then I am hoping to do some laundry and make some cards. So, Have a GREAT day and Happy Creating!

Stamps: Su Ink & More (Tree), CTMH (sentiment)
Paper: Basic Grey DP, SU cardstock
INK: Copics, Memento Black
Misc: Nesties, Brads, buttons

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SU INK & MORE Blog Hop & new Release

Good Morning....I am hoping that you have reached me from Loretta's Blog. If not, you may want to head back, and start from the begining at Cathleen's Blog.

Boy do we have some things for you today. Su Ink & More is releasing a bunch of new inkies, and they are releasing there "oh so Scary halloween stamps (available today).

Wait to see what the very talented SU INK & MORE DT came up with for todays new release samples. So, while you are here, let me give you a peek at mine so you can let me know what you think.

Since I have been a big fan of the robot line, I decided to go with one of the newest robots and turn it into a halloween card. My son said that he loved it and he wanted to keep it (not).The second card I made, I made using of of the new faries. I think this fairy is just darling.

So, what did you think? What was your favorite stamp? Wanna play in the blog hop? There's a prize at the end. Denise is usually very generous with her prizes.

So, here is what you have to do. You have to go to every DT members Blog and leave a comment, and then when you get to the SU INK blog at the end you need to leave a comment stating what your favorite stamps was.

1. Cathleen
3. ME
4. Mary Jo
6. Leigh
7. Danielle

I hope you enjoy the hope. Have a great day and happy Creating!