Tuesday, April 28, 2009

dare you to digi stamp challenge card

Hello! the card I have to show you today I tried a new technique for me,(crystal effects-guess I really should have used a paintbrush like the directions said instead of trying to improvise with a q-tip!) and as you can see I need more practise -but thought I would show it anyways. I made this card for the dare u 2 digi stamp challenge (found here)which this week is -"things with wings". So, I have used my little duckie,as he has wings! You can find this adorable little guy over at Squigglefly (found here)he is called "Rainy day duckling-Jacob"
*****DONT FORGET*****

One a day in may starts May 1rst which is only a couple more days!!! SQUIGGLEFLY has a new deal going where you can preorder the May images (yes-ONE A DAY -NEW IMAGES!!!!) now for only $30!!! that is less than .99 cents a piece!!!
**PLUS ***to make it even sweeter HOLLY (found here) and STEF (found here) have made the deal even sweeter by both of them adding a chance of winning some super extra prizes -just for telling them you purchased the one a day in may-so go on...purchase the deal and then get over to Holly's and Stef's and let them know!!
****edited to add-**** oh guys, I did use rain dots too-I used the crystal effects on his boots and jacket-and then stickles on top, and as you see-I smudged the stickles too(not purposely-forgot they wouldn't be dry yet and turned the card upside down on the table-yi-yi-yi!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

quick birthday card

just a quick birthday card I made for one of Emily's classmates. She went to an awesome birthday party today-they had a magician and scavenger hunt-played twister and bingo and made sand jars-the ones with the different colors of sand all layered up!!! Wowzers! Emily's birthday is in about two and a half weeks-better get started on the planning-huh?!!!image can be found on this site here
thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

look what we made today

Now, I will say first thing that I cased all of these awesome ideas!!!

The Manhattan Flower card is cased from Holly-I even had the same stamp set she used-how cool was that! Check out her blog here

The birdie card I changed up the papers used-but I found this idea on this site here

The cute little flowerpot card was found on splitcoaststampers here

the sunflower card was found here but I din't use the window sheets, we put ours through the big shot with the dots embossing folder for a look quite similar.

We also made a couple of the bigshot die cut match boxes! They are sooo easy and so cute!! If you are interested in seeing that visit my link on sidebar to check out the catty for SU-I can order it for you!

Well, it has been a long day-going to go to bed now-but have a wonderful evening-catch up tomorrow!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Two blog candies to tell you about

First is Bunny-Zoes blog candy-she has the cutest little stamp to give away! Danni dress up(it is actually a likeness stamp of her daughter Danni) you can find her blog here

Second we have her daughter Zoe's blog candy-she a stamp to give away as well! Singing Catrina (it is acutually made to look like a singing Hannah Montana type stamp!) You can find her blog here

Good Luck!

I'm so lucky!!

I feel truly blessed to have met so many awesome new friends through this blog!!!! Lookie what the mail lady brought me today!

WOW right?!!! I have won the blog candy over at Vickis stamped smiles! If you have never checked out her blog-you really must, as you are missing out on a ton of great cards and awesome creative ideas!!! THANKS VICKI-I love it all-as you see Emily already ate a few of the candies! : )

Go Here to check out Vicki's blog!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

dare you to digi stamp challenge card

Hi Yall!!! Over at dare you to digi stamp (found HERE) they are having a challenge and it is PINK AND GREEN-I think this card for sure fits that description!! You are allowed to use a digi stamp from any provider so of course I have used one from SQUIGGLEFLY-it is called "PIGGY LOVE" and can be found HERE. I have used papers from the TWO SCOOPS paper pad, and SU cardstock. I have colored white flowers using my SU inks and a sponge. Sentiment was done on the computer and went over with a SU marker-as my computer is out of colored ink!!! : )

Images I colored with copics. I added a few stickles and oh yeah, I cut out the scrolls and the oval out with my bigshot and sizix dies, and also used a couple of my SU punches.

Don't forget to purchase the "one a day in May" ahead of time for a wonderful surprise image to be sent to you everyday in May--and see my previous post for an extra sweet deal too!!!

Look at me!!! Squigglefly and Pink Cat Studio card!!

All right-not really me.... but this baby girl is so excited to be riding a horsie!!! I have done a card using several different images! First we have the rocking horse which is a new image available over at Squigglefly in a whole set!!!! This set is awesome and versatile!! Go here to check it out!!!! DONT FORGET TO GET IN ON THE "ONE A DAY IN MAY" and see my previous post for even another SWEET deal!! I just know you are gonna be kicking yourself later if you don't get in on this! I am so excited to see all these new images....a new one emailed to ya everyday in May---how cool is that!!!! What a thrill to come home each day and have a new surpise to look forward to! I have also used the baby-which actually is from a stamp set available from Pink Cat studio found here . I simply cut out the baby-(the baby was actually on a cute little giraffe in the stamp) and placed her on the gorgeous rocking horse instead!

I have used Su cardstock in pink pirouette and the ds paper is from Nana's Nursery-Baby girl stack. I have used a Martha Steward punch and embossed in my cuddlebug. The sentiment also came with the sweetpeaplate set and I jsut punched it with my SU punch and two more SU punches made the layered effect. Colored images in with Copics and SU markers. Added ribbon from my stash. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

An award-and 2 SUPER GREAT DEALS!!!!!

Teresa over at: http://treesawardincrafts.blogspot.com/ has been so kind as to give me an award!!!! Sorry Teresa that it took me so long to post this-life just gets crazy sometimes around here!!!

I absolutely apreciate it!!! If you have never been over to Teresa's blog-you really should go check out her mermaid card!!! She made it with a squigglefly image, and it is SO AWESOME!!!

I also wanted to remind you all of the sweet deal that Holly http://www.blogger.com/profile/16326066329920202922 has going on in conjunction with the deal that Squigglefly http://www.squigglefly.com/is offering - which is a SUPER DEAL!!!! " ONE A DAY IN MAY" - If you preorder the deal before May 1rst-you will get 31 digital images, one a day-yes, one every day in may for only $30!!! Holly has posted that she will even SWEETEN the deal a little more by offering those who purchase the deal to enter her drawing for a $30. prize to use at the store of your choice!!!! HOW CAN IT GET ANY BETTER????? Hurry - go order then get over to Holly's and link up with her sweet deal-tell her you purchased the "ond a day in may" so she knows to enter you into the drawing!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday card for my daughter Brittany

I can't beleive that time has flown by so rapidly!!! It makes me sad that today is my oldest daughters 20th birthday! I mean it does and it doesn't-ya know? I just can't believe that she is so grown up already! She just told me today-(with such excitement!!) that she thinks her and her dorm mate have found an ampartment to rent, so they don't have to live in the dorms again next year. So she may be moving there in a couple of weeks-and live there through the summer too! : ( On the other hand - I am so excited for her!!! Oh boy, I see some decorating purchases coming up! Here is the card I have made her-and it's not very Birthday-ish, but it seems her dreams are coming true... so I thought it fit... Thanks for visiting-didn't mean to sound pouty! : ) I am going to her college and picking her and her dormmate up tonight to take them to dinner for her birthday-Chelsie is going too, and we are going to La Senorita-YUM!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My daughters' scholorship pageant

Hi Ya'll-I haven't had the time to make any cards today, as we were busy all day with running and going to my daughters scholarship pageant! She did an absolute AWESOME job, and I am so very proud of her!!!! Here is a pic of her in her gown.

The theme was "A NIGHT ON THE NILE" and they did an Egyptian dance-her speech was on breast Cancer-and her talent turned out awesome!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Well, it actually isn't here yet-but my card is!!! I got some new stamps the other day-this set is actually even called "everything is blooming"!! Isn't she adorable?!!! I have used SU ds papers from the Simply Scrappin set called "Sunshine garden"- and the self adhesive die cut button is from the same set-I have just added some stickles to it! I colored this gorgeous little gal with my copics. Hope you like her!

P.s. If you are interested in any of the amazing sets from TAC- go visit Joani over here: http://joaniscardsmadebyhand.blogspot.com/

Next I have Emily's (she is 5) card for the crafty monkey challenge-this weeks theme is "girly" and hopefully this counts! You can check out all the awesome cards for this kids challenge here:http://hannahzoecraftymonkeys.blogspot.com/.
Emily has colored this image from Squigglefly!! Another great thing about digital-she messed the first one up-so it is so nice to just have several printed and your good to go! You can go here to check out all the awesome digital images Squigglefly offers- and make sure you check out the "one a day in May!!"!!http://www.squigglefly.com/

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I just adore this little stamp set I just got the other day! It is part of the Sweet Pea stamps collection by Pink cat Studio-which I had seen over on Nikki's blog-http://bunny-zoes.blogspot.com/ . One of my brothers and his wife are big horse people-so this little stamp is just perfect to do some pages for their little boys scrapbook!!!! I couldn't resist making a card with it too though! I have used SU papers and the sentiment is from the SU set "A little something"!! I thought it went perfect as it just has that look to it as being kinda cowboyish!! Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Purr-fect Squigglefly card

Here is my latest Squigglefly card-this image is called "crazy old cat women". Isn't she such a cute little old lady! She surely loves her kitties! Click on the squigglefly link on my sidebar to go check out what images they have! Don't forget too, that you have till the end of April to get in on the awesome deal from squigglefly! One a day (images) in the month of May!!! If you purchase them now, you get 31 images for $30.!!! You can't go wrong with that! I know I am getting mine! Also, check out Holly's blog-she is even making the deal sweeter! Besides she has such great cards always!!! Go here to check on that:http://hogwildaboutstamping.blogspot.com/2009/04/sweet-deal.html ! Well, I gotta get to bed now-so good night!

Messy Rabbit spoon full of sugar challenge card

Todays card I have made using this weeks Challenge for A spoon full of sugar which said:

**For our Challenge this week we would like to see you create a card or project using Die cuts or Punches.**

So, I have punched and die-cut!!!! I have used my Su scallop circle punch, scallop punch, circle punches, and butterfly die-cuts!! Also, I used used my nestabilities! The DS papers I have used today are from SU-most of them from the tea party set! I have used a half pearl, brads and flowers from the pretties set (SU), and colored the flowers with the Almost Amethyst ink (I did this with a sponge)-to match the papers and sentiment.

The stamp is a new one that just arrived today!!! Isn't that the cutest bunny-it is from Joanna sheen-and is a Messy Rabbit stamp! Thanks goes out to NESSY who told me where to find her!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009


I have made this card to enter for a bonus chance in a blog candy offered on Gregs blog, found
here:http://whistlingcrafter.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-first-blog-candy.html -he is one of the founders of INCY WINCY-which is a children charity!! They offer digital images on their site-you will find the link here: http://www.iwcc.iinet.net.au/!! You really should check it out-what a great cause!! The bonus chance was offered to those who added the INCY WINCY spider in a creation! I have used SU ds papers and colored Magnolia images in with my copics. A ribbon from SU and flowers cut out with a SU punch-a few stickles and there you go-a modern Miss. Muffet-hehe!! I have even made an inside with the SU top note die and colored another little Incy Wincy spider to match it all up.

Cute Dino card

Here is a card that I made with an image I found here: http://dustinpike.blogspot.com/ There are some free images and also has images available on Etsy for purchase. Very cute-eh?

I have used SU papers galore! And I have colored with my copics.

what do you think?

Vicki's blog candy!!! You dont want to miss this one (two)!!

wow - Vicki has went all out with two (yes two) blog candy giveaways!!! You will for sure not want to miss out in signing up for this one!! While you are there-you really must check out all her awesome creations!! She is just so talented! she is always coming up with new projects to try out! Check out her blog here; http://stampedsmiles.blogspot.com/2009/04/2-blog-candy-offers-2-winners.html Thanks! : )

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hello! Finally!! I have a card to show you! I hope everyone is having a wonderfullly Speggtacular Easter!!! : ) On my card I have used three of the images available over on Squigglefly http://www.squigglefly.com/!

***Speaking of Squigglefly- are you ready for this??? This is a truly amazing offer-and I for one am going to get in on this deal!!! They are going to be blowing out a new image every day in May!!! Honestly-what a STEAL of a DEAL!!!! If you pre-order before the end of April-that is 31 new images for $30.-that is like .99 cents per image!!!!! Preorder yours now and get your first image on May 1rst-and then one every day in the month of May!! Isn't that amazing!!!***

For my card today-the beautiful background paper is some I won from ANITA http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/and it is from Paper Temptress-Iridescents paper pack, all wonderful and shiny! I started this card so many days ago, I do not remember where the black/gray paper is from! There is also some SU papers used, and the sentiment is from an SU stamp set also(pocket silhouettes)! Other embellishments and ribbon from my stash.
I also wanted to mention that I found this site: http://dareu2digistamp.blogspot.com/ and you can use digi images from anywhere!!!! Lets get some squigglefly cards on this challenge!!! YAHOO!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring and a turtle

HIYa!!! I am soooo tired of winter and the cold!! I decided I needed to make a really spring like card and maybe then it will get here! I have used Tommy the turlte-that is what I re-named him the last time I used him anyways, but I guess I better make (her) Tina the turtle this time - since I have gave her girly toenails!!!! I just love her!!-she is so sweet!!! She is a digital image from squigglefly-http://www.squigglefly.com/ !!!! If you haven't checked out digi images yet-you really are missing out-go on over and dowload the free hummingbird and see for yourself! There is such a selection!!! I have used more papers from the sweet stack by dcwv and the sentiment is a rub off from SU-"bright delight"-available in the current catalog! Thanks for stopping by-would love to hear what you think!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Chocolate" ATC


I haven't made an atc for a long time-so today I decided to join up with the tilda and friends challenge. ( go here: http://tildaandfriends.blogspot.com/) Their doing "Chocolate" this week-so I have made my tilda all up with a chocolate heart and yummy chocolate paper!! the paper was from the Sweet stack-and it is by dcwv--lots of gorgeous papers inside!!!! Since it is almost Easter-I couldn't resist putting a couple little chicks by her feet. These little creations are lots of fun-but tiny!!! I have used the little stamp "be happy" from my su collection it is called Darling Dots.

Thanks for stoping by-have a GREAT day-and BE HAPPY!!!! (or shall I say BEE HAPPY!) hehe

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Horsie card made with an INCY WINCY image!

Please go and check out INCY WINCY: http://www.iwcc.iinet.net.au/

This is a newer website where the proceeds go to a childrens (*****edited*** to say childrens school)!!! I think this is an awesome cause, and definately worth your while to go have a look-see!

My friend Heather and her brother Greg are two of the founders!

This card I have done with one of the images I purchased from Incy Wincy! On the website under "online shop" you will find images drawn by Heather, Greg and also you will find the Mary Helen's collection, all are super images-so have some fun coloring up an image made from digital downloads by INCY WINCY and help out the children at the same time!

P>S> I found this horse under Gregs section! Isn't it great!

OK-we have a winner!

The winner for my blog candy is ..........
Please contact me with your address, so I can get your prizes out to you! If I don't hear from Tink by Tuesday-I will pick another winner......

Thanks to everyone out there who played along with our first blog hop!! It has been so much fun!


All right everybody----I am closing the blog candy now to go and have Emily pick a winner--be back shortly!!!******blog candy is now closed********
OK EVERYBODY!!! This is the 5th and final day of the hop!!!! We really hope you have enjoyed seeing our creations, and we hope you will give SQUIGGLEFLY digital images a try!!! Did I mention to you that there is a free download on the the SQUIGGLEFLY site? So, you can try before you buy!!!
One of the cards I have today is made with an image that I requested to SQUIGGLEFLY to make-yes you can tell them what you'd like to see!!! No guarantees they will be able to do all suggested images, but there is a chance!!! I love this little monkey _MONKEY BUSINESS-that they designed!! Isn't he just the cutest?!! You can find him and tons more here:http://www.squigglefly.com/index.php (click on image to make photo larger for closer view)

****and one last card for the hop***this one is to THANK all of you who have stoped by and left comments!!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!! Don't forget to post your last comment today and make sure to check back tonight to see who has won my blog candy! Scroll down for more blog hop info-if you haven't already checked out all of the blogs on the hop-you will want to-there are some VERY TALENTED gals on this hop!!!

Hello again! Day four has arrived and here is my
card for today-this one is called Peter Puppy -I think it makes for a great kids birthday card!! Thank you all who have been stopping by and don't forget there is one more day left.....and then Sunday night I will be drawing the name for the winner of the candy and so make sure to check back! Scroll down for more blog hop details, and have a great day!

Ok-here it is already day three-I hope you are commenting EVERY DAY for more chances to win!!! Today I have made my card using Madison and Poppels-

how FUN!! That would be priceless to walk around looking that great and with a pink pup!!! Don't forget to scroll down for the links to the rest of blog hop-(and to see my candy) there are some really AMAZING cards on this hop (not too mention that EACH of us have candy up for grabs!) : ) !!! Oh and don't forget to check below for my Emily's card too!!!

Here is another GREAT thing about digital downloads--do you have children??? Do they like to make cards too? My Emily who is 5 loves to be like Mom sometimes, and this is sooooo easy-

just print her out an image and she is ready to make a card!!! She has used the same cute little

duckling as I used the other day-she has made

this card for the kids challenge over at Crafty Monkey
I will be back in the morning with a new card for you!

OK-on to day two-sorry to those of you who stopped by later last night I had tried to post a little early and got the wrong pic on here-and when i deleted it -I accidentally deleted little ducky too!!! : ( So sorry you had no image to

check out!) It is back now, and here is the my next one-this is HARVEY -I love him -I think he is great for retirement cards, or even Fathers Day will be here before we know it! Make sure to check out the rest of the post for previous info on the blog hop-lots of candy and great cards to see! Make sure to comment again today! And check out squigglefly!

WOW!!! It is finally here-the day we have been so anxious about! What is this all about you may ask-well let me fill you in! If you are just starting out-you will want to go to Anitas blog here: http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/ and start again!!! She will then tell you who to visit next!! You will end up at the new SQUIGGLEFLY blog! All along the way each one of us will have mini blog candies to give away that you can enter for your chance to win! (there are 12 blogs included in this hop-so WOW that is a lot of goodies up for grab!!) We will all be drawing for our candies on the 5th of April.

This cute little image is called "Rainy Day Duckling - Dustin"- isn't he adorable!!! I have colored him with my copics-the few I have-and used SU ds papers! The sentiment is from WOJ and the puddle is actually one of the word bubbles that is available over at Squigglefly as a FREE download! I have also added Bluebell Teardrops by Cloud 9 Design. (obviously I am having a little trouble figuring out how and where to apply my shadow marks!!)

What do you have to do to enter for the blog candy? Simple!!

Just comment on this post!! Course I would love to have you post about it on your blog too-but it is not a requirement to be in the drawing.

If you become a follower I will add your name to the bowl again!

Just an FYI-the last stop of this hop is over at the SQUIGGLEFLY blog-where their candy is 2 FREE IMAGES!!! What a great way to start out with digital stamps!! You will find they are SOOOO EASY-and FUN!!

Check back tomorrow for another squigglefly card that I will add to this post-so make sure to comment each day!!!

Oh yeah-wanna see the candy I am offering?

There is a vellum Quote pack-inspiration

A Martha Stewart craft punch (heart)

Scrappers Floss in purple & ribbon-both just in time for Easter!!

Well, that is all for now-so head on over to Shelly's blog for your next stop:http://jaspere-jaspereslittlecorner.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 3, 2009

http://craftycallie.blogspot.com/ has candy!!

Hey everyone go here:http://craftycallie.blogspot.com/ for some awesome candy!! She is trying to get to 250 posts and she is at 170 now-lets help her out!!!