Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Scallopmania!

Well for those of you following, the house is coming along quickly...surprisingly so! They pulled the mobile out and the next day were working on the foundation...monday they will lay the brick for the crawl space...the house will actually arrive on Friday, but I'm unsure as to when we will be able to move we may get to stare at it for awhile...but still it's exciting and I can't wait to see it...

Onto today's challenge from Stamptacular Sunday...our challenge is SCALLOPS... currently I'm working out of boxes, so I'm limited in supplies, so I did what I could, with what I have on hand. Super simple card, it was fun to make though...and a nice break for the rest of the hectic days surrounding me! :)

Our sponsor this week is: Hobby Compleet "De Duif" and they are giving away a Fallish Magnolia stamp...what fun!

Thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Magnolia (from image swap), sentiment by Studio G
  • Paper: The Paper Studio, and SU cardstock
  • Other: Copics, Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Twine

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: 3-D

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, the Challenge is 3-D, in any way or any I decided to go 3-D with my pumpkin here! The inspiration came from my own garden this year, I've tried for 4 years (unsuccessfully) to grow pumpkins and one disaster after another, I never got them grown until THIS year...and unfortunately I put them next to our mobile home (before I found out we were getting a modular) and THIS year I had an EXCELLENT pumpkin crop...which I had to remove YESTERDAY (so we can move current home to put new one in), but I did get some really beautiful pumpkins out of there first...really BIG ones, I'm talking your $15 pumpkins...BIG ones...LOL

Anyway, since I had pumpkins on the brain I decided to do a pumpkin card... let's discuss the pumpkin's made of 6 circle punchies, I folded in half and glued to each this will work with any other die or punch as long as it's the same on BOTH sides (for example, a star YES, a vine or an animal probably NOT)
The text paper I created with Word and just repeated Fall Blessings and Happy Harvest and cut that out with my Nestabilities.
Our sponsor this week is our very own Nikki with a fabulous Stampin Up prize for our winner (i have the same stamp set and love love love it!)
Thanks for joining me today!
  • Stamps: Studio G
  • Ink: CTMH Pepperwood
  • DP: Martha Stewart and Word
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Arch

Friday, August 21, 2009

New home share

I know many of our relatives wanted a sneak peek as to what our new home is going to look like, so I "borrowed" the stock pictures and here's what we have. I didn't realize until I JUST looked at the picture that we chose the same outside colors on our home (wanted to match the barn) as the one in the photo is...and I like good for us :)
Here's the picture of the kitchen...we went with black appliances to go with our stainless steal referigerator (it's a scratch n dent it!) The only thing we didn't get is the backsplash on the counters...Here's the floorplan (click on the picture for a better view), although we had to have it reversed so that we can enter the utility room on the opposite end...the model we went into was the floorplan as drawn, and I've seen OUR floorplan, now I just have to get my brain to ADJUST to the floorplan as we'll have it! LOL...

Anyway, our move out date is Monday and we're crashing with Kevin's grandparents (also our neighbors) for a few weeks...not sure what kind of internet connection I'm going to bear with me for a bit while I try to get things sorted out! Thanks for looking...have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Reminder...Stamptacular is still looking for some DT Members...

Just a reminder that the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is looking for some DT can find out all the details HERE...

As a DT member I can honestly say it's a great team and we have loads of fun and get lots of little "perks". I just love it!

So if you're interested, check it out!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Masculine

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge our challenge was masculine cards. I decided to go with another image by Mo Manning (and psst, she's moved her etsy's her blog so you can "read all about it!").

Our sponsor this week is Cutting Cafe who generously donated shapes to each of the DT members. Did you know that each of the Cutting Cafe files can be hand OR machine cut? I don't have the program to machine cut, but hand cut I did...and it was uber easy! Be sure to check them out...lots of wonderful card shapes! They are also donating this week's prize...3 images of the winners choice...ya gotta like that!

Anyway, onto my card, I colored my image in with Copics (and added the grass with a few flicks of my pens) and then I sponged the outside with ink to make it not so stark white, then cut out with my circle nestabilities. I then took a strip of black paper and made several small cuts into to make my "fringe" and added my tag (which is actually a recycled clothing tag, just flipped over) and added my fringe and tied it all together. I then cut out my frames for my actual card and assembled everything, easy peasy! Thanks for joining me today!
  • Digital Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
  • Paper: The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
  • Card Shape: The Cutting Cafe
  • Other: Circle Nestabilities, Giddy Up Star by Flair, Twine and Recycled Clothing Tag

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Beary Special

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge was BEARS! I found this adorable bear (I actually bought the entire set) on Etsy by a childrens book illustrator, Mo Manning. Isn't he just the cutest? (Check back on Tuesday, I'll have another image from Mo...just as cute!)

Our sponsor this week is our own Janneke who is giving away a Magnolia and tons of pretty flowers to go with be sure to play! Be sure to check out all the other DT's creations...they are all BEARY CUTE! Thanks for joining me today!

  • Digital Image: Mo Manning
  • Stamps: Inkadinkado Swirls, Studio G Sentiment
  • Ink: Tim Holtz
  • Paper: DP Disney by EK Success
  • Nestabilities: Circle and Scalloped Circle
  • Punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart
  • Other: Copics, Ribbon, Twine, Button

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Well WHOOPS...

Well Whoops, I've been horrible with dates on my blog here lately...gosh...lots going on ... and I've been so proud of myself getting stuff done and then I blow the sorry...everyone!

So WHAT'S been going on...well I can announce the BIG one...

...we're moving...albeit probably 2 feet, but we're moving... we've been approved and we're putting in a modular home where the mobile home (single wide) now I've been packing... we lose the current home August 24th...and our move in date (say many prayers...) is the end of is unclear WHERE we will stay for those few weeks in between, but we'll get it figured out... and we are over the moon!

...then the horse business is taking we're putting in some ot at the family business, working most weekends and late evenings...and I got a part time can we say...umm...BIZ...ZEEE??? LOL

So everything is good, just in.sane... so all I can say is whoops, I got the dates wrong...I'll try to do better...LOL... and I've got to get that notebook set up so I can take it to the horse shows with us so I can better stay on top of it...


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, 3-2-1

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, our challenge is 3-2-1, 3 Brads, 2 Designer Papers, 1 Flower. Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe!

I've been craving to use my new Magnolia Summer Stamps and I'm so please with how Tilda turned out (wouldn't she be great for Valentine's Day as well?). I have her sitting on a Nestabilities Heart and added some ribbon with a little bow. Not seen really well, is the stickles on the flower Tilda is holding. I then added my LARGE's a silk flower with a Fiesta Felt flower in the middle and added my tag and clothes pin (sorry I don't remember where I got the clothes pin...Hobby Lobby maybe?). Anyway, thanks for joining me...I'm away at a horse show this weekend, and I've got to get there, so this weeks post is short...I'll update with the recipe upon my return! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Bling!

Ever forget WHAT day it is? Ummm, yeah I forgot today is TUESDAY! My project all loaded ready to blog and I totally forgot today was TUESDAY...whoops! Well, better late than never right?!

Our challenge this week at the Digital TUESDAY Challenge is BLING! And since we're getting close to Back to School time I thought I'd make this adorable backpack/luggage tag for school. The image is by My Graphico who is our sponsor this week.

I made my little tag using BADGE covers I got at Wal-Mart, I got 12 of them for like $2...sooo easy and I attached it with a key ring I bought in the kids craft area. Not much to explain here recipe is below and thanks for looking!

  • Stamp: My Graphico
  • Paper: The Paper Studio
  • Nestabilities: Labels 1
  • Other: Badge Holder, Heart by Fiesta Felt, Stickles, Copics, Ribbon

Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Fall with Digital Stamp Oasis

I don't know where you live, but here in Indiana the weather has been very reminiscent of fall... we've been steady in the high 70's and low 80's which reminds me of October rather than August, so it got me in the fall mood...
I decided that Susie Squirrel (by Digital Stamp Oasis) with her acorn would be perfect for a fallish card, so I colored her with Copics and cut her out. I made the large acorn with my Nestabilities Oval and Labels 1. I decided to emboss the top of the nut and tie a ribbon on it...and on the inside ... I put my sentiment... see below...
I also MADE my acorn paper with Paper Trey Ink Limitless it's not perfect, but it was fun to do. Thanks for joining me today, recipe is below:

  • Stamps: Susie Squirrel by Digital Stamp Oasis, Acorn and sentiment by Paper Trey Ink Limitless Labels
  • Paper: Joann's
  • Nestabilities: Oval and Labels 1
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Photo and Scattered Straw
  • Other: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug and Grograin Ribbon

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Child's Play

This week the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is CHILD's Play (make something for a child). Our sponsor this week is The Paper Makeup Stamp Company with some of their adorable stamps, be sure to check them out!

With all the school supplies going on sale around here, I couldn't resist purchasing a box of crayons! So I decided to recover a crayola box (inside AND out, I took it apart traced around it and then adhered everything back together) with one of my new images from Pink Cat Studio...the name of the set is Kiki Kitty and you get lots and lots of kitties for your $$$! I kept my design and layers simple knowing that it would get a bit of handling from a child, but thought this dressed up that simple crayon box wonderfully...I also covered my wrappers measure 1 1/2" X 3" ADDRESS LABELS also work wonderfully for this, but since I'm in the middle of packing mine are MIA somewhere...LOL, so I did the next best thing...I covered them in paper...I thought this would also work out wonderfully for a household of 2+ children who fight over the crayons (I remember doing that with my siblings..not wanting to share, but not sure which crayon was mine! LOL), this would be a great solution, with personalized crayons they would always know!

Also remember Stamptacular Sunday also is having a DT call right now, so if you are intersted be sure to see either the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog or scroll down to the next day's post here to see all the details!

Thanks for joining me today, below is the recipe:


  • Stamp: The Pink Cat Studio, Kiki Kitty
  • Paper: The Paper Studio
  • Nestabilities: Circle
  • Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace
  • Other: Copics, Ribbon, Stickles

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dustin Pike, New Release

There are TWO blog posts today, please scroll down to see the 2nd one...

Dustin Pike has new releases...some more Christmas images, isn't this puppy sooo cute? It reminds my dh of "his" dog Hank at Christmas when he was a puppy (I use the term "his" loosely because Hank was MY birthday present, but Hank worships dh...that's ok, because "his" gift, Ruby, worships all works out...LOL)

Now onto the card, I cuttlebug embossed the red background, I colored my image with Copics and cut it and the mat out using my Nestabilities Circle and Labels 3. I then added red rhinestones and chipboard snowflake with heart...I added stickles and rhinestones and a touch of ribbon...easy peasy and oh so cute..

Did you remember to grab your freebie Wednesday...if you're a dragon lover you gonna adore it!

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to take a peek at the other post ...

  • Image: Dustin Pike
  • Paper: Joann's
  • Embossing: Cuttlebug Snowflake
  • Dies: Nestabilities Circle, Labels 3 and Heart
  • Other: Snowflake Chipboard by AMM, Rhinestones, Stickles, Ribbon

Stamptacular DT Call

Wow, time flies when you're having fun! I can't believe I've been apart of the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge for 6 whole months already...wowzer! It's been an absolute blast!

The Stamptacular Sunday Challenge owner, Priscilla, asked all the DT members to give the particulars of the DT below is all the information (from Priscilla), if you're intersted, please submit, it's a great team to be on!

We will be celebrating our Six Month Anniversary here at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge...So, what does that mean? It's time for a DT call!

I have been so fortunate to have the PERFECT Design Team to help me get our challenge blog up and running! It's been a FANTASTIC journey so far...and with the support my DT and all our just doesn't get any better than this!

So having said that, it's time to start thinking about our future and adding to our team! Below are some requirements that each DT MUST fulfill in order to be a member of our team. If these are things you feel you are able to commit to, please follow the submission instructions so you can apply for a position on our team!

As a DT member you will be required to:

* Submit a completed project weekly, via e-mail, following the challenge requirements, no later than the Friday before the challenge is posted to the blog! You will get ALL of the challenges in plenty of time to allow you to complete them before the due date!

* Take excellent quality photos of your completed projects.

* Post positive comments on ALL participants' blogs sometime during the week of the particular challenge they participate in. NO EXCEPTIONS! Comments MUST be specific to each entry! MUST be done before midnight (EST) Friday before a new challenge is revealed on our challenge blog!

* Be an active DT member of our Sunday Challenge Blog, share with me any and all challenge ideas you may have and want to see as one of our blog challenges, and HOST challenges, if needed.

* Help to find sponsors willing to donate prizes for our challenges (this can be friends, companies or yourself)

* Be open and honest with me when you feel there's a problem or something needs to be addressed or anytime you just want to chit chat.

* ENJOY participating and being part of the Stamptacular DT!


If the above sounds like something you would like to be a part of and you're interested in becoming a Design Team member for our Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog, PLEASE e-mail me 3-5 samples of your BEST least ONE of your submissions MUST be something other than a greeting card and ALL submissions MUST contain stamping! No scrapbook layouts, please!

Please e-mail your submissions to by midnight (EST) August 23rd, 2009 to qualify. Accepted Design Team members will be notified no later than Sunday August 30th, 2009.

NOTE: be sure to put STAMPTACULAR DT CALL in the subject heading of your e-mail to be sure it doesn't get overlooked!

Good Luck,