Monday, November 30, 2009

A little Twilight and a funny story!

Phew......I have been MIA. As if taking care of my family, and going to school, and working isn't enough, now the Holiday season is here and working in retail, that means more hours and angry people. I worked this whole last weekend and it was pure craziness. Did I hear that we are in a recession? Well, by the looks of the amount of people out shopping, it certianly doesn't look like a recession. So, anyways, that is where I have been. I cooked for thanksgiving and then I worked all weekend and had no time to play.

This morning, my hubby went to work, the kids went to school, I headed to my happy place and stamp. Today I decided to play with one of my new stamps. My dear friend knows how much I love the movie Twilight, so she purchased this Edward stamp for me from The Greeting Farm. I love it. I had a lot of fun coloring his hair. I love that I could add highlites on the top. How about my "Bite Me" stamp. I purchased it from Amuse .

Ok, funny story here. When My husband came home from work, I showed him the card I made and said"what do you think"? He say"it's cute". I said "do you know who that is", and he says "yeah, Ryan". You see, Ryan is my son. My husband thought my Edward card was a card of my son. What the heck. So, even better here. I show my kids my card, and I said "Ryan, do you know who this is", and he says "Yeah mommy, it's me". He also thought my Edward card looked like him. The only thing the iimage and Ryan have in common is a round face and they are both short, but most importantly, they are both adorable......
Well, that is all for me. I am hoping to get really motivated this week and make a card to post everyday. ok, I am off. Thank you for stopping by, it means soooo much. Happy Creating

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday!!!!

Black Friday is the Superbowl of shopping. So the question I have for you is.......will you be venturing out and if you did what time did you get up and what sale did you find the best? What was the longest line you waited in?

Well, you see, I will be venturing out at 4am to WORK......Up that is right. I have to work. I hate to admit it, but I love all the craziness. I work at Gymboree, which is a kids clothes store, and believe it or not, it gets to be pure mad house, and I love every minute of it........:)

So, what would be Black Friday without a sale????? Pink Cat Studio is offering this super cute Fairy FREE with any $3.00 and more purchase in either the Digital or rubber store. Due to the busy day I had for thanksgiving, I didn't get a chance to make a card, but I am hoping to have one for you soon. I was thinking of making her a christmas fairy. We'll see what happens.

I hope you had a FANTASTIC thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Going to CHA

Happy Monday. Did y0u have a good weekend? I have to say I had a wonderful weekend. I had date night Saturday night with my hubby, and we went to go see New Moon. Loved it. Pretty on target with the book. I would love to go see it again. After the movie, we went and did a little Christmas shopping. I don't know about you, but as my kids get older, I find it harder, and harder to shop. Now they want electronics, and video games and neither are cheap. I plan on doing a little shopping each week. I hope not to be one of those people doing last minute, but you never know.

I have BIG NEWS (well for me anyways)......I am going to CHA in Anaheim in January. I think I am still in shock, but I am thrilled. My BFF Kerry and I are are heading out for a mini vacation to CHA. We will be going for 6 days. This will be the longest I have ever been away from my family (YIKES), and of course I feel a little nervous about that, but the Flight and Hotel are booked and we are getting excited. Are you going?????? Know worries if y0u aren't I will of course bring my camera and share pics with you.

I have a Inky card to share with you today. I am not sure how I feel about the colors, but I was this DP at my local stamp store (IAI), and I thought I would give it a try. I don't tend to be a purple person. I used this weeks Friday Sketcher challenge and this is my result. What do you think? After looking at the card all finished, I wish that I didn't do the white doodling. Oh well, As a good friend says "If you want a perfect card, then go to hallmark". True, true. I also just wanted to remind you that there is still time to get you ornament card into Inky Impressions for their DT call. Come on, give it a try.

Well, that is all for today. I have a afternoon of homework today. The semester is coming to a close and I need to stay caught up :). Have a FABULOUS day and happy creating!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pink Cat Studio New Release Thursday

Happy Thursday.....I usually post first thing in the morning, but I was exhausted this morning, so here I am a little bit late, but I am feeling so much better (after a little nap).

As many of you know, Thursday's=Pink Cat new Release day, and I love me some Pink Cat Studio images, and today is know different. I used the newly released Sick Lily. I think this is a great stamp. How often do you need to make a get well card, but you're not sure what image to use. This could be used for a adult or a kiddo. I also used the FREE sentiments that PCS offers.

For my card I used some random DP from a stack of DP that I need file back, and boy should you see this stack of DP. I am not kidding you when I tell you that it is 12 inches tall. I don't even know what I have.

So I have a question for you.......Have you tried any Digi Stamps yet, and are you comfortable using them? I am extremely comfortable with Digi, and these almost prefer them. I love the fact that I can purchase and get immediately. I also love that I can resize them to what I want.

For the people who are not comfortable with DIGi...guess what.....Pink Cat Studio has turned some for the Digi Images into RUBBER......Wahoooo.....

If you get a chance head on over to the PCS blog and check out the amazing projects the DT came up with. These girls are amazing.....Have a great day and Happy Creating.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Have a Yummy Holiday!

Happy Wednesday.....Are you having a good week? I can't believe how fast it is going by. Yahooo.....
Today I have a yummy card for you. While blogging one day last week, I visited Kristine's blog and came across a card she made using this "oh, so very cute" gingerbread girl image. Well, if any of you know Kristine, you know is extremely talented, and when I saw her card, I knew I needed to make one of my own. Although I did not case her card, I did use her card for inspiration. Her coloring is amazing.
Isn't this image adorable? It is from Digital Delights, which I had never heard of until I saw Kristine's blog, but boy are the cute, and this image was FREE. I think they do freebie Friday. Honestly, I have to actually sit and look at their website a little longer. No time extra time these days.....I also used this weeks Mojo Moday Sketch challenge. I liked this sketch, because it allowed me to use a few different types of DP. What do you think?

Well, a little short today, but I have a class in 20 minutes, so I must go. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS day and happy creating!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th!!!

Happy Friday all!! Aren't you glad it's Friday, and Friday the 13th at that. Do you believe in superstitions? I am not sure that I do, but I am not willing to jinx it either (hehehe).

Today I have a Inky Impression newly released image for you. the name of the stamp is Angelica's snowman. Isn't she cute. She is now on sale over at Inky Impression, along with some new embelleishments you should check out (hehehe).

I used SCS tutorial to make the snow globe card. Very easy card to make, and very fun. I am sure you will be seeing more of these cards to come. You can find the tutorial here.


It is that time again. Inky Impressions is having their Design Team call. They are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and talented stampers to help promote our products and to provide inspiration to the stamping community, through your personal blog and online galleries.

This call is open to everyone!! If you applied before please feel free to reapply!!

To enter the Inky Impressions DT call Please do the following......

1. Follow Today's Ornament Challenge.

2. Link your challenge card or project to Mr. Linky.

3. Post on your blog that there is a Design Team Call here at Inky Impressions.

4. Email Crystal @ and CC the email to Nicole at and in the subject line please put your name, Mr linky number, and DT call. Please include (1) one other card and (1) 3-d item that shows your coloring ability.

Please include the following in your email:
1. Name:
2. Address:
3. Email:
4. Blog Address:
5. Links to any online galleries you have:
6. A list of related forums/message boards that you participate in:
7. Please tell us if you are on any other design teams: (No prior experience necessary)
Please let us know about yourself, what you like about stamping, what you would contribute to the Inky Impressions Design Team, and why you would like to be a design team member.

DT Requirements

Participate for a term of 3 months and sign a contract with Inky Impressions.
• You must be willing to post card samples, contest announcements, challenges and new releases on your blog.

• You must be willing to post all Inky Impressions Challenge Blog cards/projects to the Splitcoast Stampers gallery.

• You will be required to make a minimum of 1 card/project weekly & snail mail a minimum of 2 cards per month to display at Convention.

• You will need to meet all deadlines, given.

• Participate in Inky Impressions Challenges, Blog Hops and Release Parties.

• Promote Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps through your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity to help us promote.
What you will get from us:
• Seven(7)Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps & New product samples as they come in during your( 3 ) three month term.

• 20% off all rubber stamp orders, during your term.

• A great opportunity to work with a fun and friendly design team.

• Your photo and bio posted on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and/or website.

Well, that is all for me today. I am hoping to have a card for you on Sunday. Have a wonderful day and Happy creating. Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pink Cat Thursday-New Digi Releases

Happy Thursday. Are you having a great week? I have to say the Vetrans holiday was a really nice break in the week. Did you do any thing special?

So, Thursday=Pink Cat Studio New Releases. Oh, man are they cute. As you can see to your left, I made a simple card using the Penguins kissing image. Love this image. I am thinking about making a ornament with this image. It would be so cute.

My second card is made using another of this weeks Pink cat Studio images. I love the DP I used with this card. It seem to fit pretty good. I used this weeks SCS sketch challenge for this card. Simple and easy. I think it took me maybe 45 minutes. That is some fast time for me. I would say that I usually average 2 hours a card. How about you?

Well, that is all for me today. I have a research paper due date approaching, a Anatomy & Physiology test coming up, and I also have my nursing entrance exam next thursday. Lots on my plate right now. So, I will be doing some studying. How about you????

If you get a chance, head on over to Pink Cat Studio and check out what the very talented design team came up with.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Inky Dinky Drop Hop with Inky Impressions. New releases & prizes

Happy Day. Aren't you glad it's Friday? Well, this Friday the Team at Inky Impressions has some fun things for you. Nicole (the owner of Inky Impressions) is releasing her new winter stamps today.
Oh, my goodness are these cute or what. I chose to make a winter treat box using the new "Angelica's Sled" stamp. I really like that you can put whatever you want on the sled. I chose to use the new present stamp by Inky Impressions.
I used Inky Impressions new Inky Dinky dew drops in the cornor of my circle. These dew drops are smaller than most on the market, and they are fabulous for flower centers, accents, or just about anything. Nicole (owner) is also going to be carrying new ribbons, and homemade flowers. How exciting.........
Okay, Hopefully you started the blog hop at Nicole's blog here and went through the list and you should be arriving on my blog from Shary's blog. I hope you have left a comment on all the DT's blogs, as there is going to be a random prize drawn form on of the blogs.
From my blog, you want to head to Inky Impressions Guest Designer Darlene. Don't forget that the blog ends on the Inky's Challenge blog. I hope you are enjoying the blog hop, and I would love to know what you think of the new stamps. Have a great day and happy blog hopping!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

PCS Thursday New Release and a Memorial

This week has been a very sad one as DT member Sarah Anderson’s 3 year old son Henry passed away. Little Henry was unable to overcome a virus that made him ill last week.

Lorie Ames has organized a way to donate for a memorial for Henry. Henry loved his local zoo and visited it almost every day in the summer. As a memorial, trees will be planted there in his honor. Melissa at Pink Cat Studio has created a digital stamp to help raise funds for a tree for Henry. All proceeds from the sale of the digi stamp, minus Paypal costs, will go towards the tree. If you would like to donate towards the tree, please visit this webpage to purchase the digi stamp:

Another way to donate to the memorial is to print out this form and mail in your donation directly:

Please write on the form that the donation is for Sarah Anderson’s son Henry. Once all of the money is collected, a tree and location will be selected. If you have questions about the form please contact Lorie Ames. Lorie will be in contact with Sarah along this memorial journey to ensure that her wishes are followed.
To contact Lorie, please visit her blog at

If you don’t know Sarah and would like to learn more about her, please visit her blog:

Thank you for your help to raise money for a tree for Henry.

On a much lighter note, it's Thursday and Thursdays mean Pink Cat Studio new Digi Release.

Oh my Goodness, isn't she so super sweet? How often do you tell yourself that you are happy with a card you have made? Well, for me, that is very rare. I am always picking apart my cards. Well, not this one. I actually like this card of mine (hehehe). I was pleased with the paper combo, and happy with my little bit of coloring. I like it.

Know what else I like? EVERY single new release this week. Seriously, I could make a card with every single image. How cute are the new releases (see below). I have to tell you, I feel so fortunate to be on such a wonderful DT. Melissa the owner is not only extremely talented, but she is also so very sweet. I am loving being a part of the PCS DT. Thank you Melissa.

Please don't forget to check out the Henry Digi stamp. It's for a good cause, and I know that it would mean the world to Sarah to know we are all thinking about her at this hard time.

If you would like to send Sarah and her family a card, please contact me for her address.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!!! Have a great day and happy creating!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Inky Impressions Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! How is your week going? For all

of you that have the Fall time change, how are you
making out with that? I was figuring since we changed

the clocks back an hour we would get caught up on sleep. Well, not so much here. My family is struggling with the time change. My kids are whiny, and my husband has been in bed by 9:30 almost every night (he gets up at 5am). I on the other hand have continued to do my usual, up late and up early. No matter what goes on, I continue to push myself to get things done. Y0u moms know how that goes.

Ok, on to today's card (hehehe). Wednesdays= Inky Impressions Challenge. Today's challenge is a color challenge. Well, these are SU colors and and I barely use SU anymore, so I went with what I had. Also, when I see a color challenge, I usually have a moment of panic. What if I don't have a DP to match? What will I do. I know, I could just used card stock and embossing folders, but "I" can't. I cannot function without DP in my life (hehehe).

Seeing it is a Inky kind of day, I went with a Inky Image. I used Lili's Secret, and made a thinking about you card. I picked some random piece of DP from my stash, so I don't even know the name (sorry). I chose a simple layout and done.

Wanna play??? we would love for you to join us over on the Inky Impressions challenge group. You don't have to use Inky Impressions stamps (although if you have them, we would love to see what you made with them), and if you don't have time, but want to see what others made with the color challenge, then you can peek here.

Come check out what the Inky Impressions DT made. They are such talented ladies. Today the following ladies have cards up


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6Th. INKY DINKY DROP HOP......New winter releases......

Well, that is all for me today. THANK YOU soooo much for stopping in. I hope you have a wonderful day and happy creating!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way......(enabler alert)

Happy Sunday.....Did you have a good Halloween? My kids had a fabulous time. We just love Halloween.
Well, not that Halloween is over, I will be retiring all my Halloween themed things for another year. Now I am moving onto Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Can you believe it's already NOVEMEBER!!!!! Holy smokes.
So, today I have a Inky Impressions card for you. I used Angelica's Bunny Hugs. This stamp is not meant to be a holiday stamp, but I think she looks good in her holiday attire. What do you think? I found this new DCWV paper at Michael's, and I have to say I really like, which means you will probably be seeing more and more (hehehe). It is one of those big 12x12 paper packs, which I usually don't buy, but this pack had some really nice patterns and the size was pretty good for cards. I also used my 40% off coupon which makes it "really" nice :) I don't mean to enable, but the Michael's near me was just starting to put put their x-mas stuff and they had some REALLY nice things coming out. Paper, stamps, and "new" Martha Stewart punches that I have never seen......... Good thing it's Sunday and I will have another coupon for another trip this week (hehehe)..
Well, this has to be a quick post, I am on my way to work, but I do want to share one more bit of info: Inky Impressions NEW RELEASE and BLOG HOP will take place on NOV 6th. you're not going to want to miss it. Nicole (the owner) has come up with some gorgeous stamps and she will be carrying some NEW (sparkly, pretty) products in her store. Oooh...wait to you see.....
Have a great Day and Happy 1st Day of NOVEMBER. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!

New Pink Cat Studio contest and Blog candy!!!!

Digi DT Bio Betty Contest

Pink Cat Studio is starting a fun contest today! Melissa asked each Digi DT member to create a Betty that tells us a bit about herself. Can you figure out who created each Betty ? If so then you could win some free digi stamps!!
Visit the Pink Cat Studio blog to learn how to enter the contest.

The contest will end on Monday Nov. 2nd at 5 pm EST and the winners will be announced on the blog on Tuesday. The first person to get all 11 correct will be the main winner of the contest and she will receive 5 free digi stamps of her choice. A runner up winner will be chosen by random draw of everyone who enters the contest. So even if you don’t get them all correct you still have a chance to win a prize. The runner up will win 3 free digi stamps of her choice.

In addition to the pink Cat Studio contest, I am holding one of my own. All you have to do is guess which one is me, and leave your answer in the comment section of this post. I will put all the correct answers in a bag and have my daughter pick a winner. Easy right!!! I will end this contest on November 2nd at 5pm est (same as PCS), and I will announce the winner the following day. What will you win? Your choice of 2 Pink Cat Studio Digi stamps.