Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #39: Sparkly Snow!

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge our Challeng was to create a winter scene with Dazzling Diamonds (aka Stickles)... Our sponsor this week is Soft Pencil..
Since I'm about "Christmas Imaged" out, I decided on these two sweet birdies by Mo Manning... I think this would be a great card for a new move during the winter!
Now onto the card, I used my Copics to color them image and then I stickled some various branches. I also used my air brush system again on my snowflakes and the edges of my snowflake embossed paper...what fun...I'm really loving this gift...I MIGHT get the hang of it eventually...LOL Thanks for joining me today!
  • Image: Mo Manning (freebie awhile back)
  • Paper: Stampin Up'
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle, Snowflake punch by Martha Stewart
  • Other: Copics, Air Brush System, Glitter, Stickles, Organza Ribbon, Pop Dots

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: SNOWTACULAR

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge is to create a card or project with LOTS OF SNOW! Our prize this week is:

by Card Art

Now onto my card, I used this cute snowman by CTMH and he's actually pop dotted off the page so I could do some Air Gun Spraying beneath him to make him stand out a little, I also did this with the sparkly snow underneath him too...I then decided to change my markers to black and sprayed the outside of my pink mat also...I love the effects! My large snowflake is actually a tiny Christmas ornament for the desk sized trees, I layered it with a Martha Stewart Snowflake and then a rhinestone and topped it off with an organza ribbon, such fun... I hope you have a wonderful holiday, thanks for joining me today, I can't wait to see what you come up with on this fun challenge!
  • Stamps: CTMH All Decked Out and Christmas Fun (retired)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo
  • Punches: EK Success border punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
  • Other: Copic Airbrush System, Glitter, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Xyron, Rhinestone, Snowflake Mini Ornament, Stickles

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #38: Let it Snow!

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge our challenge is LET IT SNOW! Use digital images, punches, dies, brads, you name it as long as your creation has SNOW on it. This week our sponsor is DUSTIN PIKE and our lucky winner will receive 3 of his FABULOUSO digital images! (psst...he has some GREAT FREEBIES several times a month...so be sure to browse his blog often...it pays off! :)

Now onto the card, for my b-day my mom asked me what I wanted...I've been coveting the Copic Air Brush system for quite awhile and wouldn't you know it...that's what my mom got me for by b-day (she's still granting my b-day wishes after all these years...isn't she the best?). So I "finally" got to play with my new toy. I loaded it up with a blue marker and had fun coloring my hills and my snowflakes...I think they turned out so crisp for winter! For my punched out snowflakes I took a piece of paper and airbrushed the center, ran the paper through my Xyron and then punched out and glittered. For my hills I punched my borders, airbrushed them, THEN ran it through the Xyron and then glittered... I love the effect the airbrushing has... I had so much fun I did opposite corners on my frame... anyway, I hope you enjoyed looking, I enjoyed having you here! Warm winter wishes to you and a wonderful holiday season to you and yours!

  • Digital Images: All That Scraps December Stamps
  • Stamps (traditional): Paper Trey Ink Stocking Prints and Fancy Flourishes
  • Dies: Nestabilities; Scallop Square and Standard Square, Cuttlebug Snowflakes, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, EK Success Border Punch
  • Copics: Air Gun used with B02, also used B00, BG01, E00, E02, E31, E33, YG03, YG11
  • Other: Xyron, Glitter, Pop Dots

Friday, December 18, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Multi-Folds

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, our challenge is to make a card with more than one or regular fold... Our sponsor this week is:

Simon Says Stamp with a $25 gift certificate to their store...how fun! So even if you don't get what you want for Christmas under the tree, maybe you can win and pick it out!

Let's get onto my projectS for the day. I decided to go with a tri-fold gift card folder ('tis the season and I've got lots of gift cards I need to disguise!). I found a tutuorial on Splitcoast Stampers you can see HERE... This was truly a quick and easy project. I started with my candy canes...they are two pipe cleaners twirled together, I then cut them to 2" lengths, criss crossed them, put a little bit of wire in the middle to hold them together and then I sprayed them with adhesive and the glittered them. It sounds like a lot of work, but really went quickly.

I then went to work on my card while the candy canes dried...after I got everything cut out, I sponged the edges with a little antique photo ink (by Tim Holtz) to give it a aged looked.
I then took the little envelope that came with the gift card and used THAT as my template for the inside (in the tutorial it says use a #3 coin envy..this was just as easy and I had it on hand). I then used my Nestabilities Labels #4 and cut out the hole so that my gif certificate can peak through (that's the shiny gold thing on the right in the photo below). I finished my project up with some glittered holly, a rhinestone and some organza ribbon and lace...so girly! (keep scrolling, because I have a masculine version below!)

  • Recipe:
  • Stamps: Autumn Leaves Christmas set (last year, name of set unknown...sorry) and Papertrey Ink Stocking Prints
  • Paper: Joann's
  • Ink: Antique Photo Tim Holtz
  • Nestabilities: Labels 4
  • Punches: Emagination Holly Leaf
  • Other: Ribbon, Glitter, Spray Adhesive, Lace, Rhinestone, Pink and White Pipe Cleaner, Wire Cutter, Pin

Now my masculine version had less "stuff" on it, but was still fun...I used an old stamp I've had for.ever that I got free from CK (it's the snowflake) about 7 years ago... I also opted for an unusual color scheme, brown and teal... I added some glitter with my Stickles...

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy!

  • Recipe:
  • Stamps: Fancy Flourishes by Paper Trey Ink, Snowflake by CK & PSX Designs
  • Ink: Martha Stewart and Tim Holtz
  • Other: Stickles and Pop Dots

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Birthdays

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to make something for a BIRTHDAY...now that's a refreshing change from Christmas! Our sponsor this week is Ildi Co ....go take a peek at what some of the DT did with their adorable images!

My image this week is one of Mo Manning's freebies...to me this image screams PARTY! I colored my image in using the Copics and the following colors:
  • B00
  • E00
  • E02
  • E31
  • E33
  • YG11
  • YG06
  • RV11
  • R32

Of course I had to add some "bling" to my card with glitter on the pinking edges of both the image AND the sentiment. To do this, I ran my pinking circles through my Xyron, adhered my image/sentiment, then sprinkled glitter on the rest! I thought this was just kind of a fun card, and a fun change...hope you enjoyed it and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for visiting today!

  • Digitial Image: Mo Manning
  • Stamps: Party by Studio G, Celebrate by Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: Paper Studio
  • Other: Xyron, Copics, Glitter, Pop dots, Rhinestone

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Christmas with a TWIST

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, our challenge has a little TWIST to it...create a Christmas/Holiday card without GREEN or RED! Now I found this challenge REALLY easy, because I love playing with different colors...especially NON-TRADITIONAL colors! I chose pink (I know, close to red, but not quite) and white for my non-traditional colors...if you browse through my blog you can see I've done several other non-traditional Christmas colors (like last weeks black and white snowflake holiday card).

We have TWO sponsors this week for our lucky winner and they are:

Sponsor: Funky Fairy

Prize: A Chocolate Covered Christmas Downloadable KITsite address: http://funkyfairyspapercrafts.com


Sponsor: Lauren Meader of Papertrey Ink

Prize: One downloadable template of winner's choicesite address: http://papertreyink.com/

What fantastic prizes!

Now onto my card, I decided this week I was going to get a little more use out of my Stocking Prints set (by Papertrey Ink). I inked up this adorable stocking and cut it out, then I inked up the cuff, cut it out, ran it through my Xyron and then glittered it up, I then added real swarvorski rhinestones to my stocking with glue dots and put it aside. I then cut out my card base and the layered papers. For my pink cardstock I painted glue on the edges and sprinkled more of the same glitter (I love that this glitter takes on the effect of the color it's on...very cool), then I ran the white paper through my Cuttlebug embossing Textiles folder.

Since my last card, I really enjoyed this sparkly frame look, this time I wanted it to look a little like a wreath, so instead of squares I pulled out my Scalloped Circle and Regular Circle Nestabilities and went to work. After I had my "wreath" cut out I ran THAT through the Xyron, now before I added my glitter I added my "greenery"...err..."pinkery"...LOL and THEN I added my glitter. I then popdotted it AND my stocking to give this card a little dimension.

I then pulled out one of the sentiment from my Stocking stamp set an did stamped it in white...but it wasn't drying fast enough, so I did something I haven't done in years...I went to my embossed powdered drawer, found some sparkly embossing powder, pulled out the heat gun and embossed! I then cut out my little banner added some pop dots and wa la...we're done!

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you can join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, I can't wait to see all the "unconventional" Christmas Color Combos you come up with!

  • Stamp: Papertrey Ink Stocking Prints
  • Ink: Blush CTMH, White Unknown
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Scallop Circle and Circle, Martha Stewart Branches, Cuttebug Embossing Folder Textile
  • Other: Glitter, Glue, Xyron, Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Sparkly Embossing Powder, Organza Ribbon, Glue Dots

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #36:

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to be inspired by a Christmas song...and the song that kept running through my mind was "Frosty the Snowman". I just LOVE Frosty the cartoon, I remember gathering around the tv impatiently waiting to watch Frosty around Christmas, oh those were the days...LOL..

This week our sponsor is Digital Stamp Oasis, our winner will receive some free images...what fun! I took a peek at the shop and there's a few new images in there...including a snowman, a stork and a pirate ship!

I have "discovered" my new favorite color combo, light blue and red...ok, so it's probably not new to "everyone" else, but it is to me, so my dp inspired the colors I used on this card. My frame was 2 Nestabilities (scalloped square with regular square inside) and then put through my Xyron and then glittered. I love using my Xyron for glitter, it always goes on so evenly (and I don't have to wait for it to dry...BONUS!). I then pop dotted my frame off of my image to give it a little depth, I also pop dotted my sentiment so that it was even with the frame. Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what you create!


  • Digital Image: Heather Ellis "Pure Innocence"
  • Paper: SEI Winter Kisses, SU Heavenly Blue
  • Punches: Martha Stewart Snowflake and Branch
  • Dies: Nestabilities Square and Scalloped Square
  • Other: Pop Dots, Glitter, Rhinestone, Sentiment by K & Co., Copics

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #36: Let It Shine!

For this week’s challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, you will create a card or some other project that has LOTS and LOTS of bling, sparkle and shine!

Our sponsors and prizes this week are:

Emma with Stampin' Up and this punch...

and Myself...with this Santa Stamp...just in time for the holidays!

Since the holiday's are upon us, I decided to create a Christmas card with Lots and Lots of GLITTER... I embossed my background and layered it, then I cut out two snowflakes with my Cricut (5", Joys of the Season Cart). I then layed my snowflakes on my card and trimmed them, then I ran them through my Xyron for the adhesive and then added my glittered and adhered them to my card. I then cut out my sentiments die, stamped it and added a black glittered snowflake, pop dotted it off the card, added my ribbon, and voila...I'm done...this was a really quick card to put together (once I had my idea...isn't that always the hardest, getting that idea? LOL). Anyway, I hope it inspires...Happy Crafting and thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Paper Trey Ink; Stocking Stuffers and Fancy Flourishes
  • Dies: Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge, Nestabilities Labels 4
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Snowflake
  • Other: Rhinestone, Ribbon, String, Glitter, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Xyron

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Christmas Sparkle

Ever feel like you're forgetting "something"? That nagging feeling that something is amiss? Yeah, I forgot to post my challenge yesterday...ummm whoops...LOL...

Anyway, this week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to create a Christmas card with some "bling"...right up MY alley! LOL... This week our sponsor is Mo Manning and you definately want to be sure to enter, she's got some of the most adorable digital images around!

I chose this doorway and did Gamsol Magic on it, I hadn't played with my colored pencils in awhile, and I wanted subtle color for my doorway. I then added stickles on top and then layered everything. Thanks for looking and the recipe is below! Happy Crafting!


  • Image: Mo Manning
  • Paper: Imaginesce, SU (kraft), Joann's
  • Other: Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Making Memories (tag), tulle, EK Success (border punch), paper clip, Stickles

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Weaving

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, the challenge is to incorporate weaving into your paper project. We have two sponsors this week:
Sassy Studio's Designs is donating 4 images!
Emma from Stampin' Up is donating Stampin' Up Tall Tales 12" Designer Paper Pack
For my project this week I decided on a woven heart basket, I remember making these as an elementary school student at my grandmother's for something to do on a long weekend. I will say the thinner the paper the easier it is too make... I created my heart basket using this template from Handwoven Magazine. After the basket was completed, I decided to ink the edges and the weave and added a snowflake I cut out with my Cricut (Joys of the Season Cart) and then stamped in with a background text stamp (Paper Trey Ink). I then added my sentiment and my icicles which have been glittered... thanks for looking and I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

  • Stamps: Paper Trey Ink; text background, Stocking Stuffer
  • Paper: Joann's
  • Punches: Martha Stewart; Icicle border punch, Branches and smaller snowflake, Cricut; Joys of the Season Cart for the Large snowflake
  • Other: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Glitter

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

An AWWWWWW moment...

Occasionally I get one of those awwww moments...this is a "fuzzy" fix for my mom (as she calls them since she is fur baby-less)... she borrows her grand-puppies for a fuzzy fix... anyway, I caught JR napping...doesn't he look sweet?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #34: Thank You

If you are in the US, you are probably preparing for Thanksgiving. This last weekend we celebrated 3X and we will celebrate again on the actual Thanksgiving day...at a horse show! I think I'm going to have to go on a major diet after Thursday! Too much good food! LOL

Anyway, this week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge, our challenge was to create a thank you card, our sponsor this week is Creations by Penny.

For my card, I couldn't resist this happy image of this little girl (image by Mo Manning). I colored her in with my Copics, and while this card is fairly simple, I thought it needed a little Oompf...so I added glitter along my border, my sentiment and the heart on the sentiment. This was accomplished by running my paper through my Xyron and then adding my glitter on top. I hope this inspires and have a fabulous Thanksgiving!
  • Stamps: Digital by Mo Manning, Sentiment by Close To My Heart
  • Paper: All Stampin Up
  • Punches: Circle by EK Success, Border by Fiskars, Heart by Martha Stewart (border punch)
  • Other: Glitter, Xyron, Cuttlebug Swirls, Copics, Pop Dots

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Naturetacular!

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge is Naturetacular! Create a card or other project that reminds you of being outside, using only natural colors you'd find in the fall.

You'll definately want to enter for this weeks prize, 4 Magnolia stamps by Cute Stamps and Cards!

I wanted a clean and simple card this time around and tiled my card (which was inspired by the brick project on Splitcoast Stampers). I stamped my image on my cardstock and I cut it apart and placed it on my card, I then stamped, xyroned and glittered my bird. I then added my string (which WAS white, I colored it with a Copic so it would match my paper) and sentiment. I hope you enjoy, thanks for joining me this week and I hope to see your project on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  • Stamps: Inque Boutique, Paper Trey Ink
  • Paper: Joann's
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Paper
  • Other: String (colored with Copics), glitter by Martha Stewart

Did you enter? Good chance of winning!

Did you enter into this weeks Stamptacular Sunday Challenge? This is an excellent opportunity for you to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Say Stamp! All you have to do is make a card (see this post HERE for the details)...so whatcha waiting for?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #33: A Color Challenge

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge we have a color challenge; purple, white, gold/silver. Our sponsor this week is Cute Daisy May who will let our challenge winner pick 5 sheets of images as their prize...pretty neat!

This week for my card, I decided to go 3-D, I started with my icicles and pop dotted them off of my card, and then I made my snowflake 3-D by bending my snowflake punchies in 1/2 and gluing them together (there is 3 altogether there). I then added stickled to give my card a little punch, I just love this image by Mo Manning with this girl and her dog sledding...don't they look like they are having fun? Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

  • Stamp Image: Mo Manning
  • Stamp: Paper Trey Ink Stocking Prints
  • Punches: All by Martha Stewart
  • Other: Stickles, Pins, Copics, Bubble Embossing folder by Cuttlebug
This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #33, is TURKEY TIME!

For this week’s challenge you will create a card or some other project that can be used at or sent at Thanksgiving time…put a TURKEY on it and get entered TWICE to win this week’s fabulous prize! Don’t celebrate Thanksgiving? Not a problem…make a card or other project that shows appreciation or gives thanks and that will work for us! What you make is completely up to you. Oh, and don’t forget to stamp!
Our prize this week is donated by:

Now onto my card, I don't own any "turkey" stamps, but do enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving, so I compromised with a Happy Harvest card! I colored my image in with Copics, cut it out with my Nestabilities and then I ran one of my tan Copics around the edges to give it a little "pop". I wanted to keep this card simple, thanks for looking and happy crafting!

  • Stamps: Paper Trey Ink Vintage Picnic
  • Paper: The Paper Studio
  • Other: Nestabilties Labels 4, Organza Ribbon, button, embroidery floss, Cuttlebug Textiles Embossing folder

Monday, November 9, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge: Holiday Wishes

Oh, it's that most Won.Der.Ful tiiiiiimmmme of the year (ding dong, ding dong....). GUESS who's feeling better? Yup...ME! (BIG GRIN!).

Now I'm going to have to hi-jack this post for just a moment to wish my dh a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Chances are he won't read it, but I'm still going to wish it for him! Since we've both been sick and our anniversary was 2 days ago (celebrated with take out chinese and Nyquil...LOL)...I'm going to try and do a little something special for him today...IF I can pull it off..we shall see how our days goes...hmmm.... ok, back to our regularly scheduled program..

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge our challenge was to get ready for Christmas! Our sponsor this week is the talented Dustin Pike (be sure to stalk his blog, he gives GREAT freebies away!) I love to make special packaging for Christmas, so I decided to make a fun little bag, I know I used this same image for last weeks challenge, but when I made this bag I was STILL under the flu mojo-sucker influence...so you'll have to BEAR with me!

Thanks for looking...recipe IS below today!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Stamptaular Sunday Challenge Sketch: Happy for You

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge is the sketch shown below:

Our sponsor this week is All That Scraps...what a fantastic prize they are offering this week!

Here's my take on the sketch this week...I don't have my normal mojo going for me...this is my fever/flu induced card this week...so my apologies!

I did stickle the edges of the stars and pop dot them off of the page...thanks for looking! I'm hoping to feel better next week as I have a lot to share!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes and Text Background; Studio G Sentiment
  • Dies: Nestabilities Circle, Cricut George Cart (for stars)
  • Other: Rhinestones, button, Stickles, Pop Dots

Monday, November 2, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge Flowers: Snowflower

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge our challenge was to incorporate flowers onto our project. Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said and our winner gets a $10 gift certificate to their store!
Now I have to admit, I've been dying to use this image since I purchased it...it's just toooooo sweet! So I decided to make "snow"flowers to meet this weeks challenge. I layered two pink flowers (and inked the edges) and then added a snowflake on top with a dew drop to make my "snow"flowers.

Thanks for looking I'll put the recipe up later...the flu has hit my home hard...ick!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #31: Friends

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge our challenge is FRIENDS with a twist...make your own DP!

Our sponsor this week is our own Liza with this adorable Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, just in time for our winter holidays AND Doodlestreet with a Digital Image of the winners choice!

I decided for this challenge I would make a gift for a friend...a notepad cover. You can get the template I used HERE.

I made the dp I used for the butterflies...I then punched them out and GLITTERED them. I placed them on the dp I made with the swirls that I had layered and stitched!

I finished my project with a punched sentiment and organza ribbon.

I then stamped a flourish and my sentiment on the inside. This was an easy, quick and inexpensive project and I can see that these would make nice holiday gifts!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes and Texts Background. Studio G Sentiment
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Photo
  • Template: Nichole Heady
  • Paper: dp by Imagenisce, Studio GSC
  • Punches: Martha Stewart
  • Other: Organza Ribbon, Glitter, Stitching

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #30 - A Color Challenge

This week on the Digital Tuesday Challenge we have a color challenge, Orange, Kraft and a color of your choice...and it doesn't necessarily need to be a fall card either! Our sponsor this week is Digital Stamp Oasis!

For my card this week I went with this owl that was a Dustin Pike freebie! I colored my owl in with Copics and cut him out. I layered my chocolate, kraft and orange dp and then I stitched the orange dp. I added some ribbon and added my sentiment with some bling (gotta have the bling!). Thanks for looking and be sure to scan down a post or two...I put some FREEBIES for Halloween a few days ago that I'm sure you'll love!

  • Image: Dustin Pike Freebie
  • Sentiment: CC Designs
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft and dp by My Minds Eye
  • Dies: Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval
  • Other: Ribbon, Copics, Rhinestones and pop dots

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Bonus Fun & Challenge

Welcome to your first stop on Stamptacular Sunday's Scanvenger Hunt! Bonus Prizes, Bonus Challenges, BONUS FUN! Get out your pencil and paper...you're gonna need it!

Somewhere on my blog is a post within a post that has my favorite stamp (as well as a project using it), write down the date, my name and my stamp and keep that TO YOURSELF (you're going to email that along with the other dt's stamps, as your entry to Priscilla at the end of your scavenger hunt)! Next, come back to this post and leave me a message telling me WHY my favorite stamp is missing an important feature!

Be sure to read each blog carefully as there are BONUS PRIZES and BONUS CHALLENGES along the way!
Now the NEXT BLOG for you to hop to is LIZA'S!

Now onto this week's challenge which is a fall themed card or project using traditional fall colors.
Our sponsor this week is: Shaz at Funky Fairy

Now onto the card, this week I went for simple since my dp was so busy, I decided to create my own pumpkins out of buttons, the larger pumpkin was actually a white button that I colored in with my Copic marker. Anyway, this is pretty straight forward, thanks for looking and have a great time blog hopping!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


I have found some adorable free halloween digital images for those interested.

Robin - 6 adorable images! Great for use with your circle punch/nestabilities!

Dustin Pike - Adorable ghost image...for a limited time only!

Two Scoops Rice - Adorable witchy!

I'll update as I find more!

Upcoming Stamptacular Sunday Bonus Fun

It's THAT time again...Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is having Bonus fun this week, Sunday October 25 (that's tomorrow!)...be sure to drop by for EXTRA fun, EXTRA prizes and EXTRA projects...woohoo!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge and WOW what a week!

Well it's certainly been a CRAZY week...K and I have been at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio since last Thursday, I'm only home for a brief bit because I had to testify in court for someone...and I go back to the Quarter Horse Congress today. Now this horse show is THE horse show of horse shows...the largest single breed horse show in the WORLD...and it's fun, it's exhausting (how much fun do you think it is riding a horse at 2 a.m.? YAWN...LOL...we do this EVERY NIGHT...it's the ONLY time there isn't a class in the arena that we can practice...ugh!) and it's expensive ($7 for a breakfast biscuit is IN.SANE!), but the clients love it and as a trainer you HAVE to show up and the shopping is outstanding...it's a MUST BE AT event... What I love about it is that we get to see all of our friends from all over the country for over 2 weeks in the same place...so there's some socializing too...the horse world is actually VERY small and close knit (which has it's ups and downs LOL).

On top of all of that I sold my grey horse Boo (boo hoo!), it's a bittersweet sale as he's part of the family, but I just don't have the time to dedicate to him, but he's going to a great home in Ontario, Canada! I told Boo he's going to go International...I don't think he cares...LOL... The little girl that bought him adores him and rides him just like he needs to be...perfect home...I'm just gonna miss him...so, good home, but bittersweet for me...I HATE saying good-bye!

Ok, now you've read through all of this, let's get onto the card for the Digital Tuesday Challenge and this week is THINGS WITH WINGS! Now how FUN is that...you can do anything as long as it has wings. Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs and our winner will get to pick 4 of their images...you really need to look at their website...they are SASSY and I LOVE it!

Now onto my card, I decided this week to choose a fairy from the Pink Cat Studio line, I think she's soo cute and was such fun to color! I colored her in with my Copics and then did a little stickling on her antenne and wings... My flowers are daisy's from the Martha Stewart line, but I added the pink centers with my Copics and then added my yellow Stickles to the centers (I also stickled each scallop that my fairy is layered on). I hope you enjoy her this week! Thanks for looking!
  • Image: Pink Cat Studio
  • Stamp: Hello by Studio G
  • Die: Circle and Circle Scallop by Nestabilities
  • Flowers: Martha Stewart
  • Paper: Basic Grey
  • Other: Bead Cord

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Spooktacular!

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge is to make a Spooktacular project (err...something Halloween related)... Be sure to play this week...we've got AWESOME prizes...our first prize is from 5 images from Digital Stamp Oasis, as some of you know, Digital Stamp Oasis is near and dear to my heart, I just love the adorable squirrels, such cuteness! Please go take a look around at Digital Stamp Oasis' store, the images are just too cute!
Our 2nd prize this week is a $25 credit to Simon Says Stamp!... With BOTH of the great prizes, why wouldn't you want to join us this week?

Now onto my card...I got my pre-order of Magnolia's in yesterday and couldn't wait to use this cute little witchy! I decided to use my colored pencils and gamsol on her...I'm still a bit afraid of my black Copic and have yet to master coloring BLACK (I know...who'da thunk shading BLACK would be difficult, right? LOL). I decided I enjoyed my pink/black color combo from earlier this week I would do a repeat... I know she almost looks like she's purple, but really it's hot pink that matches the moon. Speaking of my moon, I cut it out using my Nestabilities Circle and stickled the swirls on it...I then added my bat from Making Memories to keep with my Spooky Halloween! Well thanks for joining me today, recipe is below!

  • Stamps: Sentiment by CC Designs, Magnolia Spooky
  • Ink: Memento
  • Paper: The Paper Studio
  • Nestabilities: Labels 4, Circle
  • Other: Stickles, Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Bat by Making Memories, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Rhinestones


Below is my favorite stamp (for now)...actually I'm pretty much a HUGE fan of all the Magnolia stamps, I can't get over their adorableness. Did you know WHY Magnolia's have no mouth? It's because they speak from their hearts....ahhhhh (isn't that cuuuuute?)...... so now that you've found my favorite stamp, go back to my original blog hop post and leave me a comment telling me what you think about my favorite stamp...remember...don't put the date in or the stamp...you'll email that to Priscilla separately (don't want to give away the answer to the other blog hoppers, now do you? I didn't think so! )