Monday, February 22, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge #48: Scallops

This week at the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was easy for me, I just love scallops and frill...probably because I don't get them in my every day, horse smelly type of life! LOL... so I can dream...just like the little princess below looking for her prince charming! This adorable image set is by our sponsor this week, My Graphico.

My card is a couple of layers, I colored and cut out our princess and then I colored and cut a 2nd image of her dress and crown, covering them in glitter and pop dotting them off of the card. I hope you enjoy, I really enjoyed making this! p.s. the inside of the card says "to find your prince charming!"

Thanks for joining me today and I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  • Digital Images by: My Graphico
  • Punches: Apron Lace by EK Success, SU Scallop, EK Circle
  • Other: Copics, glitter, pearls

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Vintage

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge was to make something of the old days...or vintage. Our sponsor this week is our very own Sarah with All Night Media Stamp set; For Giving Souls.

I was making a run through Target's $ spot and ran across this adorable Peter Rabbit book and look through it and found these adorable vintage! So I cut out this adorable illustration of Peter in the lettuce patch. I remember reading this book as a child and it brings back so many happy memories of Easter and all the fun Easter brings with it (I have a sweet tooth and gosh I just LOVE Easter candy!). Anyway, I hope you find some inspiration and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • Stamp: Studio G
  • Image: Peter Rabbit Book (found at Target in $1 section)
  • Paper: DCWV
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Photo
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Butterfly and Leaves
  • Dies: Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle
  • Other: Crepe Paper, Glitter, Pop dots, Pearls

Digital Tuesday Challenge #47: Card for Mum

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge we are to create a card for MUM...or Mom here in the U.S. Our sponsor this week is Dustin Pike, be sure to drop by his website to see all the adorable characters he creates!

Sometimes I don't have time to search a padded envy down to send a well embellished this week I went for minimalism, so less lumpy, bumpy and delightfully simple. I just adore these simple images by Pure Innocense, such sweetness! I just love this little girl with the heart, she's good for such a variety of cards and here I'm wanting her to give my recipient (Mom) her heart...too cute! I did pop the heart and the sentiment off the card, and of course, added lots and lots of glitter (I'm a glitter girl)'s actually stuck on there with Diamond that stuff! Thanks for looking today, I can't wait to see what you've come up with!


  • Image: Pure Innocence
  • Stamp: Studio G
  • Dies: Nestabilties Circle and Scalloped Circle
  • Other: Glitter, Diamond Glaze, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Copics, Glitter, Pop Dots

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Going in Circles

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge is to create a project or a card that has as many circles on it as you can possibly include without making it gaudy.

Our sponsor is:

Simon Says Stamp

$25 Gift Certificate + FREE SHIPPING!

DESIGN TEAM POSITIONS OPEN...see this LINK for all the details!

I'm so ready for spring and thought I would make a spring like card, so I can look at flowers and greenery for a change! We did get a touch of sun a few days ago and that was a nice change, but alas snow has descended upon us and we're back to grey skies and winter white landscapes once again!

For this challenge, I decided I wanted to go delicate with my circles card, so I included buttons, pearls and a wreath like element. To make my wreath I ran my white paper through my cuttlebug with both the circle and scallop circle dies, I then inked the edges in brown, ran in through my Xyron and added the glitter. I then stamped the leftover circle, and then pop dotted my wreath off of it (no wasted scraps!). I added my button flowers and wall la, I'm done! Thanks for joining me today, I can't wait to see what you've come up with!

  • Stamps: CTMH Buttoned Together, PTI Fancy Flourishes
  • Paper: DCWV
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Photo, SU Pretty in Pink
  • Dies/Punch: Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle, Martha Stewart Butterfly
  • Other: Buttons, Pearls, Glitter, String, Flower

Monday, February 15, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge: All Things Girly

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, the challenge was to make a Girly card! Our sponsor this week is Digi Sparkle, please be sure to stop by and see what cute designs they have!

Now I have to admit, that Girly usually is right up my alley, but my mojo seemed to take a hiatus this challenge around...I think too many long hours at work are the cause, so I went simple with my card here. I colored my shoe in with Copics and added dimensional glaze and printed off the sentiment...the inside reads "BUY IT!". Thanks for looking today, I can't wait to see what you've come up with!


  • Digital Image: Whimsie Doodles

  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Circle, EK Success Border Punch Threading Water, pearls, Copics, Dimensional Glaze

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Sweet Treat

Happy Valentine's Day! This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge was to make a card or a project that included a sweet treat! Our sponsor this week is again, our very own DT Member LINE who is giving away this adorable Hanglar stamp shown below!
I decided I was going to go a little "green" for this challenge and recycled a tomato sauce can. I lined the inside of the can with crepe paper, used a pipe cleaner for a handle and add this sweet heart paper for the outside and made a tag, with some glitter on my hearts with some pearls! I'm so glad you could join me today and I hope your Valentine's is a sweet as Chocolate!

  • Stamps: SU, Studio G
  • Paper: Paper Studio
  • Punches: Martha Stewart Heart Border, Imagination Heart, Marvy Tag
  • Other: Tomato Sauce can, ribbon, glitter, pearls, crepe paper, pipe cleaner

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge: It's All About Animals

Not too long ago I reached a heart breaking decision, I needed to sell my beloved horse, Boo (short for Boots and Saddles). It had been at least a year since he had been shown, as my life became nothing but lessons, training other horses, showing others horses and horse show judging. So, there sat Boo...doing, well the equivalant of being a couch potato. A young horse, with so much potential and my schedule just unable to squeeze him in. As many of you know, the cobblers kids have no shoes and the trainers horse just doesn't get ridden, it just happens. So we put him up for sale, had a couple of close calls but no one just seemed to adore him the way I (we) did. He's quirky, full of personality, if you stand next to him and have a zipper coat on he'll zip and unzip know, he's quirky!
So, it was decided we'd take him to the largest, single breed horse show of the year ( and this is the largest horse show in the country) the All American Quarter Horse Congress and try to get him sold there. It was really tough hanging all his sale flyers and I didn't do it w/o much gusto and really only put about 1/4 of the heart wasn't in it...
AND wouldn't you know it the very next morning the phone rang, a very nice woman has a daughter who's show horse has tons of feet problems and they were looking for a replacement, can we come see him? Sure, now I've been through the sale "song and dance" before, lots of lookee loo's and not much buyers and since the economy wasn't in the best shape, this is what I expected, they'd come look, and leave...that's just the way the horse business is... So I rode Boo a couple of times around a super crowded ring for them, hoping they got a couple of glimpses of him as I rode him around, and then asked if the daughter wanted to try...they said yes, and she seemed to get along with him pretty good and better yet, he got along with her pretty good and she rode and rode and rode and she smiled and smiled and smiled. FINALLY we got her off the horse and walked back to the stall, chatting about Boo and his quirkiness. Her mother said, we'll see....they walked away from the stalls...and I took a quick peek around the corner to see if they were "really" interested and I could read their body language...they were excited! Not long after, he was purchased by them and now resides in Canada (I joke and say Boo's now "international"). I get regular updates from them and we're facebook friends, I still miss my Boo, but he went to the absolutely best home I could hope for! So if you made it through this... this IS the reason I made this weeks card, it's a picture of Boo and his new owner...oh, the picture below is Boo and underneath HIM is the thanks for bearing with me through this and I hope you enjoy the card!
Our sponsor to the Digital Tuesday Challenge this week is Digital Stamp Oasis. Our challenge was to make an animal card, below is Boo and his new image and ink.
  • Digital Image: Shire by Mo Manning
  • Stamps: Happy Valentines Day by Studio G, Circle by Autumn Leaves
  • Punches: EK Success; Apron Lace Border Punch, Circle. Stampin Up; Scallop. Posh Impressions; Hearts
  • Other: Copics, Ribbon, Glitter, Pop Dots

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Love is in the Air & a DT CALL!

DT CALL (Scroll further down to see this weeks Challenge Entry)

We will be celebrating our FIRST YEAR Anniversary at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge soon...So, what does that mean? It's time for a DT call!

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!

Want to be a part of the Stamptacular Design 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 midnight (EST) the THURSDAY 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) Saturday before a new challenge is revealed on our challenge blog!*

SCHEDULE/POST your weekly challenge creations on your blog each week at 6:00AM Eastern Standard Time!

* 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!ALL ACCEPTED DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS MUST AGREE TO AND FULFILL A SIX (6) MONTH COMMITMENT! (April 2010 through September 2010)

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 by midnight 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) February 25th, 2010 to qualify. Accepted Design Team members will be notified no later than Sunday February 28th, 2010.NOTE: be sure to put STAMPTACULAR DT CALL in the subject heading of your e-mail to be sure it doesn't get overlooked!

Today, at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge is to make a card for someone you love and if you do it without hearts you can be entered into our prize drawing 2X! This week our prize is an actual HANGLAR Stamp donated by our very own LINE!

Now, onto my card, this week I used this love flowers set by Martha Stewart and after making my own DP with it, I thought the flower would look fab done up I cut out the flower 3X and then pop dotted it back together. I added my border and my leaves and a sentiment and was was easy peasy! I'm so glad you could join me today, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • Stamps: Martha Stewart (flowers), Sentiment by CTMH (retired)
  • Ink: Martha Stewart
  • Punch: Martha Stewart
  • Other: Pearls Martha Stewart...hmmm...must be a trend this just all went together naturally!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge

This is my entry into Papertrey Inks 3rd Anniversary Challenge. The Happy Birthday sentiment is on of the FREE digi images they have on their blog hunt (see post below for the deets). Thanks for looking!

  • Digital Image: Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: Basic Grey
  • Other: CM lined paper, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Fiskars apron lace border punch, Hero Arts rhinestones, misc. buttons

FREE ** Digi's from Paper Trey Ink ** FREE

If you want to see my project for the Digital Tuesday Challenge please keep scrolling...

This is for the rest looking to add to their Digital Image collection. Paper Trey Ink is have an anniversary celebration and have put out 9 digital images for FREE... some colored, some not... anyway, here's a great chance to add to your collection! Just go to Nichole Heady's blog and scroll down a bit to visit their designers blogs to collect the digital images...easy peasy and all for FREE! I am not a member of the PTI design team...just of fan of their stamps!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Try a Different Fold

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge our challenge was a multi-fold card. I thought Cami's Tri-Fold Card from Split Coast Stampers looked interesting, so I decided to give it a whirl. It was simple to put together, although you don't want to use very thick cardstock so you can get your die/punch through it. I love how you open this card, as it seems to keep going and going and for the recipient!

Our sponsor this week is Bee Crafty, and what adorable images there are sure to check out the DT's creations with them!

I thought this sleeping kitty was sooo cute and I thought the dp reminded me of wallpaper...I wanted a home sweet home feel to this card... in fact this would make a nice home warming card also... Thanks for looking, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • Digi Image by Whimsie Doodles
  • Paper by DCWV and Basic Grey
  • Dies by Nestabilities
  • Other: Buttons unknown, flowers unknown, copics, string