Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Stars and Stripes!

Create a card or project using stars and stripes. You're free to use any colors you choose, as long as you include stars, stripes and stamping!

SPONSOR: Susana's Custom Art & Card DesignsPRIZE:
One SHEET of Victoria Case SCACD Spring Collection Stamps
I just love this basket with the flag and stars coming out of it...such fun! I wanted a vintage looking americana card, so I kept it simple and added a rusted tin star I had left over from another craft project. Thanks for looking, I'm glad you stopped by and I can't wait to see what you've come up with!


  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic, Fancy Flourishes
  • Ink: Marvy Uchida
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Labels 1, EK Success Apron Lace
  • Other: Small Tin Star, button, Ribbon, thread

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Cute as a Bug

Create a card or project that has a bug on it. If our participants make something for a baby then they will be entered in to our drawing twice!SPONSOR: Simon Says StampPRIZE: $25 Gift Certificate plus FREE SHIPPING
This week I was inspired by my Basic Grey paper to create this bee and honey pot easel card. I used my oval nestabilities and did some creative trimming to come up with my honey pot. I added my honey and used my Martha Stewart punch to create the honey drips! I then cut out my bee from the paper and added it to my honey pot and add a creative flourish. I also added some stickles to the bees wings and the flower centers. Thanks for joining me again today...and again, I'm at a horse show for about a maybe I'll come back with more photos when I return. Happy Crafting!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes and Basic Dots
    Ink: Marvy Uchida, Mementor
  • Paper: Basic Grey
  • Dies/Punches: Martha Stewart, Nestabilities Ovals and Labels 4
  • Other: K & Co Stickers, Stickles, Ribbon

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Horse Show Life

So you've missed me...or maybe not... but it's "that" time of the year when I live on the road... a lot... with my horse show family...and most of the's gone to the dogs...
Below is my mother in law holding my little chihuahua Bella...with some borrowed "Doggles"...yes, goggles for dogs...who woulda thunk it?
Well horse showing has gone to the dogs...and our dog walking crew...when we're on the road our fur families come with us...and this is some of them...we jokingly call it a dog and pony show...
Taking advantage of the showgrounds beautiful surrounding parks by "walking the dogs"...

Oh, wanted to see the horses...well yes, we do that too...this is my ladies that show showmanship...all lined up in their pretty sparkly outfits and they're spit polished ponies....

This is one of our clients getting ready to go show for the first time on her new horse...

And this is my mother in law actually IN the showpen

So long days...sometimes wet, sometimes hot and humid...but we have fun...there's a little insider sneak peak of something BESIDES stamping projects!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday: A Tribute to Fathers

This week for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, you will create a card or project with some sort of guy/man on it. If our participants create the card/project for their Dad then they will be entered in to the drawing twice!

SPONSOR: Meljen's Designs
FOUR digi-images of Winner's Choice
This week I went clean and simple. Most the men in my life are simple guys with simple tastes...and enjoy some tv time. So I didn't want to fluff this card up with embellishments, I wanted this to be an extension of them... thanks for joining me today...I'm still horse showing...but I'll be back soon...

  • Image: My Favorite Things
  • Paper: Creative Memories
  • Other: Ribbon, Copics

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday: I do, I do, I do..

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge is to create a wedding of anniversary themed card or project.

Our sponsor this week is:
with a gift certificate for $24!
My card this week I wanted to keep simple...because I've got lots and lots of wedding's coming up and I need to mass produce I decided to use my new Martha Stewart edger punch (doesn't that just scream elegant...definately worth the price tag!)...and do some embossing and add a few quilled roses (so easy to make with the quilling tool...I have a tutorial on here on how easy they are to make...check out the month of April!) I also decided to weave my ribbon through the edge...what fun...what elegance.
Thanks for joining me today and while I'm out and about horsing around (my job... as a horse show trainer)... I'm sure you'll create a beautiful card for this weeks challenge!
  • Stamp: Studio G
  • Paper: Pink from Basic Grey, others are from the scrap pile!
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Garden Trellis, Leaves
  • Die: Nestabilities Labels 4
  • Other: Pearls, Organza Ribbon, Textiles Embossing folder, Pop Dots