Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Still doing Christmas cards! Love the holiday cupcake digi's from Bugaboo Stamps.  Used the holly cupcake digi.  Paper is from DCWV Homemade Christmas stack using a prima poinsettia.  Used some stickles and glitter to add some additional sparkle.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Red and Green Challenge

This is for the Crafty Hos' Challenge.  I used the Cuttlebug Ornament embossing folder.  The mistletoe is from a Quickutz die.  I used the MS Fern leaf to add some additional varitey.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Studio 3 Solutions Christmas Wish GIVEAWAY!!

Studio 3 Solutions is sponsoring this Christmas Wish giveaway by giving one lucky winner a Color Cubbie!!  More info can be found at Wee Memories!

Simple but Elegant

So, the theme is clean and simple.  I decided to add the "elegance" portion to it.  Even though this is fairly simple, I think it took more time because you couldn't add all the frills.  I just used some basic black and white shimmer paper.  Cut the Peace and snowflake using my SCAL program.  I used a very mini Bugaboo image and used a EK Success scalloped tag punch.  The small snowflakes are from EK snowflake border punch.  Hard to see but I used crystal Stickles to add some glittery shimmer to the entire card (kind of hard to see).  Enjoy!

Challenges Entered:
Kaboodle Doodles-Clean and Simple Christmas
Totally Stampalicious-Clean and Simple Card
Critter Sketch-No Pattern Paper
Bugaboo-Winter Wonderland
The Pink Elephant-Winter Wonderland
Card Positioning Systems-CPS 197 Sketch
Creative Card Crew-anything goes
Mami Doodles-anything goes
Digi's with Attitude-anything goes

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Just for Fun!

No challenge included on this one.  I hand stamped the snowflakes and used Martha Stewart (color=lapis) glitter.  I used my EK snowflake edge punch.  Used the remaining shimmer tulle that I had from the other card to make a bow and I used a Snowman Tag from a Trina Clark collection.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Challenge

Easel Card
Paper:  Me & My Big Ideas
Flourish, Poinsettia, Leaves cut with SCAL program
Mistletoe from Trina Clark images

Check out this Blog Candy!

One lucky winner will receive the items in the picture above, which are:
3 lengths of ribbon
1 pack of adhesive Christmas  ribbon
A pack of 20 Fabric Brads
A pack of My Minds Eye bling
A Selection of 40 sheets of 6x6 Designer papers, including glittered, flocked and double sided designs!
A Pack of 2 Bookplates
A Springtime mini stamp set by Dovecraft
Set of Christmas Chipboard Stickers by Dovecraft
Sheet of 100 adhesive pink Gemstones
Heidi Swappe clear Acetate flower shapes
6x Santa's Face stamped images (3 with memento, 3 with Stazon)
Dovecraft paper blooms and a pack of gorgeous purple fabric ones!
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Friday, December 3, 2010


I love snowmen and this was so fun to do with the DCWV Winter Wonder Stack.  I used some shimmery tulle to make a snowflake-like bow.  I used some various snowflakes that I had laying around and complimented the card with a digi!

Paper:  DCWV
Die Cut:  Quickutz
Coloring:  Copic Markers

Challenges Entered:


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

I love the traditional Christmas look!
Cardstock:  DCWV Homemade Christmas
Distressing Ink:  Jim Holtz brushed corduroy
Cutouts made with Cricut using SCAL program


Friday, November 26, 2010

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Here is my entry for the Bugaboo Challenge and SweetSketchWednesday Challenge.  I used Me & My Big ideas Christmas Specialty cardstock and of course, a Bugaboo Digi.  Colored with Copic markers and added some glitter with Stickles.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Survived Scrapfest

Scrapfest was busy as usual, but there were some cute ideas once again.

 The card on the left is from Doodlebug and the one on the right is Stampendous.

 Very cute!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

How About a Little Cowboy Action!

What a Summer!

Whew!  Had plenty of graduations this spring.  Glad summer is over.  Baseball is over; soccer is not.  Soccer is never-ending in our household.  Way too much rain here (flooding to say the least).  Anyways, will fall weather comes a slightly slower schedule (or at least let me think that). 

As you know, I am always a fan of Bugaboo Stamps.  I love the bold color contrast of black and yellow.  More to come.  Enjoy.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Challenge Card

So, I am getting hooked on these challenges!  How fun!

I used Spellbinders Flowers Impressabilities to emboss the pink which is hard to see.  I tore the edges with my fiskars edger.  Used ribbon from American Craft.  Of course, used a Bugaboo stamp.  Colored the digi with Copic markers.  Used Stickles cotton candy to add some shimmer to the image.  I used white flock on the wings to add some texture.

This card is for the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant:  1 image, 2 dies and 3 embellishments.
Crafty HOs' Challenge:  use pastels in your creation
One Stitch at a Time:  torn, distressed or shabby
Simple Doodles:  inspire others
Our Creative Corner:  use bows
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:  use buttons

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Catch the Bug Challenge!

Bugaboo stamps has a blog hop going on right now!  First stop is at Jodie's and you follow from their to the final destination of the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog where you can submit your card that includes a bug in some form or fashion.  I love to use yellow and black--these colors look so good together.

I used one of the new digi's from the Bugaboo Shop.  The one in the photo is actually the freebie of the week.  I used a MS punch for the lady bugs and an EK success border punch for the edge and flowers.  Used Copic markers to color the digi.  There are multiple ways to win prizes including a scrambled phrase.  Check it out!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

eBay Listings!!!

If you are looking for some new Inkadinkado stamps, I have some eBay listings where I am auctioning off some of my extra acrylic stamps if you are interested.  I will be posting more in the near future--keep a lookout for them!

Inkadinkado Clear Stamps-Flowers

Inkadinkado Clear Stamps-Birthday

Inkadinkado Clear Stamps-Butterflies

Inkadinkado Clear Stamp Sets

Inkadinkado Clear Stamps-Birds 

Dare to be Sassy Thursday #14 Challenge

So Sassy Studio Designs is having a challenge with the following sketch:
I used the freebie digi and played with my new watercolor pencils.  This was a new technique for me to use for coloring a digi.  The background paper was Deja Views blue raspberry printed papers.  I used a cuttlebug border embossing template to add a little more detail.  I used Tattered Angels coffee shop glimmer mist to ad some shimmer to the brown border.  I used Jim Holtz distress ink (brushed corduroy) to try and distress the edges some.

Another Blog Candy!

Jacki's Blogaversary!
Congrats to Jacki who is celebrating her first blog anniversary.  Someone out there  will receive some of Jacki's favorite goodies that she love to plays with!  This blog candy will close at 7 am EST on April 11th (the date of Jacki's first posting!) and the winning posting comment number will be drawn courtesy of Be sure to check back later that day for the winner announcement.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bugaboo Stamps Blog Candy

The candy includes some chipboard tags etc, papers, flower and heart brads, word brads, word rub ons, ribbons, letters, dog, letter, wedding and spring stickers, a bunch of  sparkly embellishments, sticker borders and words, paper flowers..and Im also including a gift certificate to Bugaboo for $21.00 (7 digi stamps)!!

This blog candy will close at 7 am CST on April 15th 
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The winning posting comment number will be drawn courtesy of
Be sure to check back later that day for the winner announcement. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I promise to be back soon.  Life has thrown a few curveballs into the mix lately.  Enjoy the spring days!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bugaboo Challenge
Okay, I have to confess:  I am not happy with my previous challenge card.  I made a new one with some of my favorite colors.  Let me know what you think!

Okay, so I made this one for the Bugaboo challenge.  It is so dreary here today.  There is still snow on the ground and it is either going to rain/snow today.   I always use soft colors, so I went for the bold colors today to cheer me up.

Shabby Chick Birthday Card
Thought I would try something different other than holiday cards.  Tried a birthday card using BoBunny Papers.  Used an Inkadinkado clear stamp with glitter for the border.  The pink flower was created with tattered rose glitter mist.  I used my SCAL program fro the leaves.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Chocolate Bunny
Time to start thinking of Easter Cards
Made this glass block for my daughter's friend, Isabelle.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY IZZY!
I have been inspired by the many people who have put their creations/ideas on the web.  With that said, here I come.  Cards, scrapbooking and other crafts are my stress reliever.  I do not get to do this full time, but I try to do as much as I can.  Hope you enjoy!