Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Sketch 37 players!

I know I said I would have another card but I have not gotten to it yet and I wanted to get these posted-- so enjoy these awesome samples while I try to get the energy to go create some myself! I would love to see what you come up with for this sketch challenge! You can find the sketch and original post HERE.

Barbara at Barb's Stampin Spot

Lori on Splitcoaststampers

Sara at Stampin With Sara

I am gonna try to force myself into my studio. Don't forget that tomorrow is Whatchadoing Wednesday at SUInk! I am leading the challenges now so I hope you will play along with that challenge too.

SNEAK PEEK! SUInk-- First and Goal!

Are you a football fan? Do your kids or grand kids play football? This is such a fun set and I am so excited to show you a sneak peek with it. The set is called First and Goal and there are so many fun images in it. I had a card done with the cheerleader from the set but since Laruen had such a cute card with her I thought I would SNEAK in a few of the different images. Quite a few actually! I love to make backgrounds with word stamps. This is so much easier with clear stamps -- I am really a die hard rubber lover but clear certainly has it's advantages! I may have bordered on too busy here but it was such a fun card I just kept going with it. What do you think? Wouldn't these images make great scrapbook pages?

Here is a close up of the football ripping through the background.

There are more sneak peeks for you to see at Dawn Easton's Blog and Jen Ofiana's Blog too!

All of these sets will be available to purchase tomorrow! You can purchase them HERE!

Here are the details:

Stamps: First and Goal -- Storage Units Ink & More (SUInk)
Paper: Pacific Point, Real Red textured card stock, whisper white and basic black
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red and Basic Black
Other: craft knife, colored pencils, gel pen

I will be back soon with another card and another player for this weeks sketch challenge! Don't go too far.

Monday, September 29, 2008

WOW! Did you see these?!

Did you see today's sneak peaks for Storage Units Ink & More? The girls did an incredible job. Actually all of the girls have been doing a fabulous job. What a bunch of enablers we have on the team. Just so you don't miss any I am gonna repost all the links for the last few days and tomorrow. Check them out!

Saturday! Sept. 27th...

Sunday Sept. 28th...

Today 29th...

Tomorrow 30th...

Monday Lunchtime Sketch 37 players' and one more from me too!

Today's Technique Lover's Challenge 188 over at SCS was to use the Batik technique but color wash style. So I figured why not give it a try and make another card for my sketch at the same time. Not that I don't have hundreds of things I NEED to do. Oh well it was fun!

Here are the details:

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Watercolor
Ink: Pacific Point and Versamark
Accessories: clear embossing powder, iron, gel pens nestibilities, circle punches, re-inkers, misters, ribbon

And now for the wonderful challenge players for this week's sketch.

Lisa at Splendiferous Creations

Kim at Kim's Basement Stamping

Kerry at Three Clovers Designs

Brenda at Memories by Brenda

Pat at the Technique Trail

Claudia at Stamping in Columbus, GA


Jane at Jane's Addiction

Oh my goodness were the cards ever great this week! Thanks ladies. I had so much fun checking them all out.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #37

Can you believe that I almost forgot about this completely. I am sure you are like me and at times seem to have your hands in just about everything and wonder how the heck you are gonna keep it straight. You do have those moments, don't you?? I was so busy working on stuff for the Chili Cook-Off/Dessert Bake-Off that I run at my church to further benefit the CROP hunger walk and thinking about needing to do a newsletter for my customers and for my cub scouts. And of course trying to get some DT stuff done for the new release at Storage Units Ink and More (SUInk) and working on some challenges on SCS, and and and --- believe me the list goes on and on. I am not complaining you see, just trying to remember, lol. So anyway, enough of that gunk, lets get to the sketch challenge. That is why I am posting after all! Here is this week's sketch.....

And of course my card. I had a horrific time trying to get a really clear picture. Should have done it earlier in the day -- but of course the card was not done then so this is what you get, sorry. It may seem a bit clearer if you click on it to enlarge it.

Here is the details:

Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Basic Black and Muirfield DP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze and Basic Black
Other: mini black brads, velvet star brads (MM), large oval punch, black marker, white gel pen, tag corner punch, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

I would so enjoy if you would play along this week! If you do please post a comment here with a link so I can share it with everyone else. And if you post on SCS (which I always forget to do) please use the key word TSSC37! I am off to bed! See ya with more stuff in the morning, I had a busy day in my studio today!

Lots to share this morning.

Happy Sunday to all of you. I have had quite an eventful morning so far. I was in the shower getting ready for church when my smoke alarm went off. I flew out of the shower and rushed around to get my son, two dogs and cat out of the house (didn't even try to get the snake, lol) so I could investigate. Well long story made very short I think I need a new battery in my smoke detector! I have never had that happen before, scarred the heck out of me. And my poor son was standing out in the rain while I checked the house! Better safe than sorry but YIKES.

Anyway, I have a lot to share this morning. First I played in the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. I had so much fun. I actually combined two cards to create this one. I really loved the layout on one and the pumpkin faces on the other.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...ppuser= 17031

and this one


And here is what my card looks like with the two merged together.

I really like it. Here are the details:

Stamps: Autumn Harvest
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and last year's Halloween dp
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: colored pencils, nestabilities, scallop edge punch, ribbon


Don't forget today is day 2 of the Sneak Peeks for Storage Units Ink & More (SUInk)

Today's Sneak Peeks can be found on

Debbie's Blog


Leigh's Blog

don't forget to check back each day for the other Sneak Peeks.
My day is September 30!


And I also want to share this wonderful card created by Lori for this weeks
Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 36

Lori at Inking Aloud

Phew, I think that is it for now. Have a blessed day!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Forgot to post my TLC challenge and another player for this weks sketch.

Whoops, I forgot to post this card I made for the TLC challenge on SCS. It was a great challenge this week. The title was mark you spot and we were to make a bookmark. I added mine to the corner of a card. Fun little project.

Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White and Bella Rose dp
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: white gel pen, scallop edge punch

Speaking of fun little projects, look what Marti made with this weeks sketch! So cute.

Marti at Pez-A-Doodle Designs

Wasn't that adorable. Thanks for playing along Marti.

Storage Units Ink & More Sneak Peek Lineup!

Be sure to check each and every day for a differnt sneak peek!

Here is a listing of who will have a sneak peek each day.

Today! Sept. 27th...

Sept. 28th...

Sept 29th...

Sept 30th...
Jen http://stampinspot.blogspot.com

What's New?! I joined Storage Units Ink & More!

So I can finally decided to take the plunge and join a design team! Not only did I join but I am the Senior DT member. That just means I get to have a lot more responsibility. Not only will I have the opportunity to design with some really fun stamps from Storage Units Ink & More (SUInk) , but I get to come up with the Whachdoin Wednesday Challenges (you all know how I love challenges) and more important to all you you, I am the Design Team coordinator! That means I actually have a reason to spend hours on the computer checking out all of your creations so that I can find new designers! I will be looking for guest designers, full designers, Jr designer and people to design projects for newsletters! So the next time you enter on of my challenges I may be looking at you in a whole new light! Check out my side bar for the links to the rest of the team.

Please take a moment to check out the Stoarage Units Inks & More (SUInk) site, the stamps are great and they sell that awesome Core'dinations paper that has a coordinating core color so it is super fun to distress or tear because that shows off the two colors! Even better than that they sell ink pads in colors to match the papers! Oh yea, and copics and super storage units and and and --- you better go take a look for your self! HERE.

Storage Units Inks & More (SUInk) is also about to have a new release and it is sneak peek days so check out my next post for the lineup of who will be showcasing the new sets on what days. You won't want to miss any of them! These girls are good.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Blogger's Challenge --Warhol inspired Cards

Friday = Blogger's Challenge

Not so sure I like this card but here it is. I do think that this little guy is adorable though. This stamp set -Under the Stars- is on sale till the end of the month! I also love the colors in this dp--Holiday Treasures. So I certainly don't hate the card, lol. As an after thought I should have added some ribbon or something between the two pieces of dp. Oh well, no time to fix it now.

I will see ya tomorrow with some exciting news (some may already know) and of course more stampin samples! Happy Friday.

Stamps: Under the Stars
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Ruby Red along with Holiday Treasures dp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: rub on, brads, small and large oval punch, word window punch, designer label punch, square punch, nestabilites

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Melissa's are playing!

I have two more players for sketch 36 and they both happen to be named Melissa! How cool is that. Both cards are wonderfully done. Check them out.

Melissa at What do you (th)ink


Melissa at Melissa's Moments

Thanks ladies. Both cards are terrific.

Whachadoin' Wednesday? Wanna Play?

Good Wednesday morning to you all! I woke up with lots of stuff on the to do list today so I am multi tasking again! I created this card for SUINKWWC7 on Storage Units Inks & More and the CC185 from yesterday on Splitcoaststampers. Got to love when you can take care of two things at one time. If you have time why not play along. I will post the sketch below and the link is above so you can share what you make!

Stamps: All Things Grow With Love (SUINK)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss Very Vanilla and Basic Black and Muirfield dp
Ink: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cuttlebug, large square scallop punch, nestabilities, water color pencils, blender pen, faux brads

Hope you have a wonderful day! I am off to finish off some more of that to do list!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another Bandanna Technique Card and more sketch 36 players too!

Here is the other bandanna technique card from our technique class. I love the way this one turned out. Much more traditional and such a great card for that male friend. Although mine will probably go to my girlfriend, lol.

Stamps: Wanted and Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: scallop circle punch, two circle punches, word window punch, Nestabilities, faux brads, white gel pen


Now for a few more examples with this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 36

Barb at Barb's Stamping Spot

Tammy at Stamp with Tammy


Susan at Stamping Susan's Spot

These card are great don't you agree? I can't wait to see what YOU come up with.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 36 players

Phew, I got stuck helping out a friend this afternoon, it was only supposed to be an hour but it turned into four! Not that I really mind but I needed to post these! So without further hold up here are the players for today. There are only two but they are awesome.

Lisa at Splendiferous Creations


Margaret at Fun Stampin with Margaret

I love them both. Me and Lisa choose the same set and Margaret used the set that I had first planned on using-- I couldn't make it work but she did! Great cards ladies!
Thanks for playing..

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #36

I'm back again, lots of posts today! It is time again for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. For those of you who may be new to my blog this is my personal challenge that is posted every Monday morning (late Sunday actually) I would love to have you play along. There are no rules and no time limit. The only restriction is that if you want me to post a link on here for everyone else to see it must be done before the next challenge is posted. Of course you can still send me links after that-- I love to see all your beautiful work! So don't forget to add a link in the comments of this post if you try this fun sketch! If you post to SCS please use the key words TSSC36. Here is the sketch......

And my sample......

There are quite a few subtle details that don't really show, like the felt on the brad, shinny glassware and mini pearls. I really had fun with this one. Just an FYI, I create most of my sketches from random things such as cookie boxes, signs, posters and things of that nature. Then I don't really look at them or study them at all. I open the sketch on Sunday and say "oh yea! I love this one" or " what the heck was I thinking!" (lol) So I actually challenge myself too! Won't you play along this week?

Here are the details:

Stamps: To Have and To Hold
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirqouette and Basic Black along with the Bella Rose dp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Taffeta Ribbon, mini pearls, felt flower brad (MM) scallop edge punch, white gel pen, nestabilities, glitter marker, clear gel pen

That's it for today! See you tomorrow. As always, thanks for stopping by.

Last one for Sketch 35

Terri at Life with Terri

Great job Terri. I am posting sketch 36 in a minute or two so don't go too far!

You got to see this!

No, not the card. Yes, it is a nice card but that is not what you HAVE to see. That is at the end of this post so be sure to read the whole thing! It is the biggest blog candy EVER!

You thought my give away was big --at over $200 in stamps?!? Well you need to check out the one on Carolyn King blog! She is giving away $1000 in prizes! That right! I did not make a mistake with the zeros it is really over $1000 worth of prizes. And the best part is it is another one of those feel good type of giveaways. All you have to do is create a card and send it to someone who cares for a loved one who has Alzheimer's! If you don't know any one she even gives you an address to send to. How wonderful is that. Carolyn also has a stamp set that she designed and is selling with 100% OF THE PROCEEDS going to Alzheimer's Association! Be sure to check that out too. Here is the card I am sending to a friend from church that is caring for her father who has Alzheimer's. There are many versions of this card out there but I know she likes daisies so this is perfect! I feel good about sending this -- even if I don't win! But boy would it ever be nice to get all that loot!

Here is a direct link to the give away...

Heart to Heart Blog Candy

Don't miss out on this one-- I know I am in it.

Orange You Better Yet? -FS85- and a couple sketch players too!

It has been a while since I participated in a Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS so I thought I would do one today while getting prepared for my technique class tomorrow night.
We are doing the bandanna technique and wait to you see my other card. I love it. I do think this one is cute too but the other one rocks--you will have to wait for that one though--sorry.

I chose this card to case. I changed the stamps, colors and used the bandanna technique. Basically I just used the layout.

Here are the details.
Stamps:Pun Fun
Paper: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Other: word window punch, nestabilities, white gel pen, black faux brads, colored pencils, blender pen


Here are a few more sketch players for this weeks sketch #35. You can find the original details along with the sketch HERE.

Lori at Inking Aloud


Margaret at Margaeli Inks

Great cards ladies. I love all the fall/Halloween stuff we are all making now.

See ya later with sketch 36!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Simply Elegant Thank You!

Another combo challenge. This is for this weeks SC194 and the LSc186.
(That is Sketch Challenge and Limited Supply Challenge)

I am pretty please with the way this turned out. The background has four different cuttlebug embossing folders. A nice simple but elegant card.
Here are the details.

Stamps: Both Way Blossoms
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black Real Red
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Cuttle bug embossing folders, sizzix name plate die, brads, colored pencils, marker

Friday, September 19, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #65

This week's challenge was watercoloring. It don't get much easier than this. I love this set and was just thrilled when I seen it in the new catalog. The images are so fun to color.

Here's the scoop!

Stamps: Autumn Harvest, sentiment from Studio G, All in a Row
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and water color paper along with misc scraps of dp.
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Build a Brad, mini Prima, mini pearl, twill ribbon, paper piercer and mat pack, marker, watercolor pencils, blender pen and Nestabilities

Feel free to play along! If you post to SCS please use the key word BC65.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

a Haunting Halloween! 6x6

This is for a Stampin Up! Party I have tomorrow. The hostess wanted to do a 6x6 scrapbook page with a Halloween theme. I hope this is ok. I wish my photo matched better but it is all I could find at the moment. The photo is from two years ago -- I am soooooo far behind on scrapbooking you would never believe it! I don't know about you but I find 6 x 6 scrapbooking more difficult than the larger sizes. What about you?

Stamps: Haunting Jumbo Wheel and Haunting Halloween
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Basic Grey Sahara Sand and Kiwi Kiss card stock
Ink: Basic Black and Sahara Sand
Other: scallop punch, tag punch, photo corner punch, paper piercer and mat pack, white gel pen, black marker, white brads, dauber to sponge on tomb stones

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SUINK Whachadoin Wednesday? Challenge! 15 on 1 I think???

What a fun challenge Denise had this week and it involves a contest too!

From now until Midnite Saturday 9-20-08 the person who links a card on the SUINK blog with the MOST images (all images MUST be different) on that card will win ALL 4 Oct. 1st release stamp sets...sound like fun...come join us

All you have to do, is link your card to this post...If you are uploading to SCS, type in keyword SUINKWWC6 ...and as always, you do not have to use Storage Units, Ink & More stamp sets...but, why wouldn't you? As always have a great Wednesday

I thought this sounded so fun so I grabbed the two SUINK sets that I have and got to work. It actually fit perfect with the fact that I have a friend who is having such a hard time finding a decent guy-- she just has bad luck in this area and has just had another upsetting breakup so this card will be for her! I have 14 different images on the front and one more on the inside. I could have added more inside but I need room to write! What do you think?

I think it is pretty funny! I have four different frogs in the wheelbarrow! I hope she thinks it is as cute as I do, lol. Here are the details.

Stamps: All Things Grow with Love and Leapfrog (both SUINK July releases)
Paper: Tangerine Tango and Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: colored pencils and gamsol, white gel pen

This was a fun card to make! I just adore these frogs.

So what are you waiting for get creating and send it in -- you can win all four of the October release sets! That would ROCK!

More players for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch #35 35

Here are some more players for sketch 35
you can find the original post with the sketch HERE.

Karyn at Stamping Stuff

Diana at Di's Handmade Creations

Susan at Stamping Susan's Spot

Karen on Krafting With Karen

Now I know you guys want to play along too! Get going and then post a link here so I can share it will everyone else! Great cards ladies!

I will be back soon with a Whatchadoin Wednesday Challenge Card for your all. I need to get stuff ready for school now. See ya soon.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pocket Thanks and more sketch 35 players too!

Here is one of the card we made at my All Occasions Class this evening. It was a bit detailed but I think over all it was a fun card. I stamped the sentiment around the square and then punched out a 1 inch circle. The silhouettes are stamped on another piece of Whisper White underneath.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Whisper White with Muirfield dp
Ink: Basic Black, Pacific Point and Baja Breeze
Other: paper piercer, mat pack, gel pen, scallop square punch, ticket corner punch, 1 inch circle punch, cuttlebug, faux brads and a black marker.


And now for Some more player's for Sketch Challenge number 35

Margaret at Fun Stampin' with Margaret

Barbara at Barb's Stamping Spot

Lori on Splitcoaststampers

All three cards are beautiful, thanks ladies. Don't forget you have all week to play along and be featured here. All you have to do is post a link here in the comments section. Can't wait to see what you create. See ya tomorrow!

Monday Lunchtime Sketch #35 Players

Well I did loose power last night about 5-6 minutes after I made my post! I would have been so frustrated if I would have waiting a few more minutes before starting it!

Here are a few darling cards with this weeks sketch!

Kerry at Three Clovers Designs


Lisa at Splendiferous Creations

Thanks ladies they are super this week! Both cards ROCK!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #35

Phew, it has been an incredibly busy day for me and I almost forgot all about my sketch challenge for this week! Yikes, what is up with that?! So in an effort to get it up on time I did this card really fast and now I am typing as fast as I can because there is a storm going on here and the lights keep flickering! I hope I can type fast enough before we loose power! Here is the sketch....

And my card. Again sorry for the fast post but I am thinking I only have power for a little longer it is flicking on and off like crazy!

Stamps: Pretty Peony and Simple Saying II
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White and Basic Black Card Stock along with Bella Rose dp
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirqouette and Basic Black
Other: Scallop edge punch, gel pen, nestabilities, glue pen and glitter

Got to go before I am in the dark!

Whooo Hooooo! We have a winner and We DID it!

I just need to send out a great big THANK YOU to everyone who so generously donated to my CROP walk efforts. I know some of you thought I was a bit crazy to put my online goal at $1000 but the good news is


With your help I was able to raise $1000 on line and even more today at the CROP walk! I will fill you guys in on my total in a few days. I am soooo tired right now but I had to let you know how excited I am. And of course I have to let you all know who won that HUGE PRIZE PACKAGE!

Before I announce the winner I want to send out another big thank you to the following stamp companies for there incredibly generous donations for this basket. Please click on the links and check out their stamps. They are all wonderful and they deserve a little lovin for what they have done! So thank you to........

Unity Stamps for donating five stamp sets

My Favorite Things for donating a $25 shopping spree!

Our Daily Bread Designs for donating 5 stamp sets

And of course the rest came from me -- you can show me some lovin too if you want!

The name was picked in front of lots of people at the CROP walk today.

So the winner of the 21 stamp sets and shopping spree is......


Congratulations Wendy! Please be sure to get me your snail mail address so that we can get all this stuff to you! I can't wait to see all the fun creations you make with it. I have to admit I am a bit jealous! What an awesome package!

Congratulations Wendy and thank you to everyone who made a donation!
We can and did make a difference!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Please help me help others! Take a moment to view this video.

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide -- and right here in the U.S. -- to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow. Each year more than 2.5 million CROP Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors put their hearts and soles in motion, raising over $16 million per year to help stop hunger around the world -- and in their own communities. And you can be a part of it!

Please consider a donation of any amount...


Thank you so much, you have just helped someone in need!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #64

This week's challenge was to use Designer Series Paper. Well, I guess that is enough push for me to finally make one of these adorable bags out of paper. These have been roaming around on different sites for quite a while now, but they just seems a bit too tedious to me. But was I ever wrong! These were one of the easiest boxes/bags I have ever made! And as much as I really despise to make anything more than once I may actually have to play with this one a little bit more they are too cute. I want to try to come with different size ones.

There have been so many samples and tutorials for this I do not even know who to link you to. If you have questions about how to make it let me know and I will help you out with more information! Got to get my butt moving only two more days till CROP walk and I have LOTS to do still! Imagine that.

Stamps: Pick a Petal and Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: Bella Rose DP and Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip card stock
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Other: Tab punch, circle punches, scallop border punch, chocolate chip brad, jumbo eyelets and ribbon

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bright Beauty - another sketch player - and only a few more days to win!

I have another triple play to share today! This card was created for the Sketch Challenge 193 on Splitcoaststampers, the color challenge 183--Basic Grey, Glorious Green and Riding Hood Red, and the Whatchadoin' Wednesday Challenge on SUInk's Blog--it is to use some type of stitching on your card.

So here is my card. You all know I love bright so this is right up my alley. And these are colors I don't think I would have put together by myself. I love that in a challenge!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Think Happy Thoughts, retired Houndstooth background
Paper: Basic Grey, Green Galore, Riding Hood Red and Kraft
Ink: Riding Hood Red and Sahara Sand
Accessories: circle punches, brad, cuttlebug eb folder, paper piercer, mat pack and markers
Techniques: faux stitching


And now for another player in this week's
Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #34

Susan at Stamping Susan's Spot
fun card Susan, thanks for playing along.

Don't you want to play too???? Come on you know you do. Click HERE to see the original sketch and give it a shot! When you are done be sure to leave a comment her so I can share it with everyone else and we can collectively Ohhhhhh and Ahhhhhh!


It is almost time for a winner! I will be picking a winner on Sunday (right at the CROP walk) for the

You can win over $200 in brand new stamps and a gift certificate too!

drawing. You still have a little time to get in on it. And I still need a bit more to reach my goal. I am so close! If you have not already please consider making a donation of any amount. I only need another $145 to reach my $1000 goal. I know I will have more donation at my next few classes locally but I would hate for you to miss your chance too. Click right HERE to see this incredible prize package.

It included stamps from Unity Stamps, Our Daily Bread Designs, Hampton Arts Studio G, Stampin Up and My Favorite Things Too! Can you believe it!

21 brand new stamp sets and a gift certificate too!

You got to be in it to win it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More More More!

More Daisies, more Sketch 34 players, more donations!

More daisies, done in white and blue.

The blue is faint. I stamped the daisies in white on Kraft card stock and then colored the tips with blue watercolor crayon. I colored the stems too.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper:Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Kraft along with dp from the Muirfield collection
Ink: White and Basic Black
Other: colored pencils, word window punch, nestabilities, cuttlebug eb folder, two sided ribbon, white gel pen

More Sketch Players for this weeks sketch
Sketch 34

Barb at Barb's Stamping Spot

Gennie on Splitcoaststampers

Bev on Savor the Journey

Hetty on Craft Chaos

Lori at Inking Aloud

Paper Sunshine on Paper Sunshine

Wow, what a bunch of beautiful cards. Thanks ladies!

More Donations!
And a great big thank you to everyone who has made a donation to my CROP hunger walk so far! As of right now I only need $145 to reach my $1000 goal! I am so excited.

Not only have all of you that donated earned at least one spot in the

Win over $200 in brand new stamps and a gift certificate too!

drawing but you have really made a difference in so many lives. I thank you for you kind hearts!

There are still a few days to jump in on this. You donation will be tax deductible, you will be helping others and you never know you may be the big winner!
I will announce the winner on Sunday night. The winner will actually be drawn at the CROP walk and I will post the winner when I get home.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Red and Pink Daisies

I am not sure why I have been getting such nasty pictures lately. I have not changed any settings on my camera or lighting?? Very frustrating. I may have to start staging my cards again. They just don't look as pretty on the screen as in real life. Anyway, I am continuing to use my new stamps. This is the Upsy Daisy Set. It is so fun to work with. Although I am having a bit of a difficulty getting a solid image with it. I have tried every trick I know to condition it. I have used the eraser, Stazon, sanding block, jeans, Versa Mark. Anyone have any other ideas? I would love to hear them if you do. But for now here is my card.

Stamps: Upsy Dasiy and Pocket Sillohettes
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red card stock and Bella Rose DP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Other: new ribbon

I did not have time to update my donations yet. Since I am the coordinator and this is the final week before the CROP walk I am a bit burried. But I believe I have around $400 in local donations and then I know I am over $400 here so that gets me pretty close. Only need a little under $200 more to hit goal! Check out this post for more details.

Monday Lunchtime Sketch players!

Here are a few more samples with this weeks sketch to get the wheels rolling in your creative mind! I know they got me wanting to make another one but I have tons of stuff to do.

Lisa at Splendiferous Creations

Great minds think alike! Lisa and I have both used the same set, same stamp and of course the same layout! Too fun. I think they look quite different, what do you think?


Kerry at Three Clovers Designs

Not only is this card beautiful and full of fun little details but she is also sharing a couple of darling pictures of one of her daughters.

Come on -- let's see what you can do with this sketch!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #34

Here is this weeks sketch. It is perfect for the new Ronald McDonald set - Say it with Scallops. I finally got my order from the new catalog and this was the perfect sketch for it!

My card is also using the brand new scallop square punch and the new Muirfield Designer Paper. Yippee! I love new stuff.
Here is my card.

I sure hope you play along. It is a fun layout. If you play please be sure to leave me a link letting me know so we can all see it.

Stamps: Say it with Scallops
Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White and Muirfield DP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Other: scallop square punch, scallop border punch, misc bling, cuttlebug embossing folder

This card looks much better in person. Don't forget to check back tomorrow and see what the others have done.

I will give you an update on my donations too. I am getting close. I have a bunch of local donations too that I will be adding. I really am getting so close to my goal! The walk and give away will be next Sunday so I still have a little time. Check out this post for more details.

Friday, September 5, 2008

More Players for Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #33

Here are a few more for this weeks challenge.

Carol on Splitcoaststampers

Hetty at Chraft Chaos

Tamarra at Tamarra's Stamping Spot

Melissa at What do you (th)ink?

Great job ladies. You still have a few days to join us if you would like. If you make a card please leave a link so I can share it on here.

See ya later.

Blogger's Challenge Week 63 -- You got to be in it to win it.

This week's Blogger's Challenge was a super easy one for me. It was a color challenge and they are all new in-colors. I just love the brand new line of colors this year. My favorite ever! They are bold and fun which is just my style. We were to use four of the new colors...

Kiwi Kiss
Tangerine Tango
Riding Hood Red
Pacific Point

These just happen to be my favorites! The other are more muted subtle colors.

I also combined this with the

this weeks challenge was to use paper piecing. I knew I wanted to do a Halloween card and only have two sets from Storage Units Inks & More (for now) so I used the stamping up set Haunting Halloween for this time around. Why not play along with either of these challenges.

I hope you enjoy my card today and please take some time to check out the other players by clicking on the logo on the right side of my blog.

Stamps: Haunting Halloween
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, and Pacific Point card stock with Bella Rose DP scraps.
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, mini black brads, colored pencils, blender pens.



It seems that there are only 18 people out there that want to help others, get a tax write off and have a chance at winning over $200 in brand new stamps sets all at one time. That don't seem right. I am so happy that I am happy to say that I am one third of the way to my goal! But I need more so I am resorting to a little begging. Won't you consider even a two dollar donation to help others and you never know you may walk away with all of this......


The walk is on the 14th so time is running out. Don't miss your chance to win!

Thank God I'm Forgiven!
Thank God It's Friday!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Phew! I almost forgot and more players for the sketch challenge too.

So I get up this morning and realize I forgot to make some kind of little gift for my son's new teacher! What the heck was I thinking. And to make it worse I also forgot that there is a full time aide in the class too. Well I had to make it fast since I needed two gifts and could not run out and get anything to use. What else could I do but make these cute 3 by 3 boxes again. I used a black and blue color theme since I already had materials cut for two boxes that were left over form a class! That saved a bit of time Then I just had to make the card. I did not have time to take a picture of all the cards but if you click on this picture it will make it bigger and you can see most of the details just fine. Good think I get up early!

Each box had five cards and matching envelopes in them. I hope they like them.

Here are a few more samples with this week's sketch challenge too!

Barb at Barb's Stamping Spot


KC-froglady on Splitcoaststampers

Thanks ladies!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

More Monday Lunchtime Sketch Players!

This is even my 3rd card with the sketch this week! What is up with that. I really like how this one turned out in real life. I used that Corde'dinations card stock that is two colors. This particular piece is Dark blue on top and light blue core so when you sand it you can see the light blue through. I know it looks white in the picture but it is indeed blue. I created this for yesterday's color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to create a monochromatic card. There are tiny blue bling on the main snowflake too, you probably have to click on the image to enlare it to be able to see it. By the way you can purchase this card stock at Storage Units Ink & More.

Stamps: Snow Burst, Snow jumbo Wheel
Paper: Bashful Blue, Corde'dinations card stock, Bashful Blue DP
Ink: Pacfic Breeze, Bashful Blue
Accessories: mini bling, cuttlebug embossing folder, sanding block

And here are some other fun samples by others!

Tammy at Stamp with Tammy

Margaret at Fun Stampin' withf Margaret

Margaret at Margaeli Inks

Lori at Inking Aloud


Kerry at Three Clovers Designs

What a fun selection of cards this is. From Halloween to Christmas and stuff in between too. Great job ladies, thanks so much for playing.


With the recent storms hitting our coast we now, MORE THAN EVER, need to think about how we can help! CROP not only feeds hungry people and teaches them the skills they need to supoort themselves, but thay are also involved in disaster relief all over the world. They are sometimes the FIRST ones in because they are already in place teaching people life skills!


to my crop walk efforts and you will be entered to


My Favorite Things
Our Daily Bread Designs
Unity Stamps
Stampin Up
Hampton Arts Studio G

21 stamp sets and a $25 dollar shopping spree too!

Click HERE to see them all and get more details.

Any amount will do-thanks in advance for making a difference in someone's life!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Another player already!

Actually Jane was playing from the beginning but her auto post did not work as she hoped, lol. All of us with blogs understand that! So please take a minute to check out this card too.....

Jane at Jane's Addiction

Thanks Jane, you card is beautiful!

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #33 Players!

So on this holiday weekend it looks like there are only two players for the first post
and one is ME!

I bet you can guess who the other is -- she has not missed a week yet....

Lisa at Splendiferous Creations

Super fun card Lisa! Thanks for playing along even on this holiday Monday!

And here is my second card. As you can tell I was digging in my Designer Series Paper scrap pile again and found some pieces of Cutie Pie Paper. I really love these color, they are so easy to work with.

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Simple Sayings II, A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: So Saffron, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Cutie Pie DP
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Nestabilities, white gel pen, clear glitter pen, blue flower bling

Here is the original post in case you want to play along! We would love to have you join us.

Enjoy your Holiday!