Friday, October 31, 2008

Warm Wishes

Hi! I am sending Warm Wishes to all of you who are getting snow and cold weather:) Aren't these snowmen from My Favorite Things just adorable. They are out of stock right now, but are expected back in shortly.

The paper from the Scenic Route Garland line is available today at PaperAddiction for 10% off. You know you want it:). I stamped the image with Brown Memento ink on watercolor paper and added the brown shading with a brown watercolor pencil and a blender pen. I then did the cracked glass technique. You emboss the entire image 3 times with clear embossing powder and then put it in the freezer for a few minutes and then bend it to crack. So what do you think?
Happy Halloween, thanks for stamping by!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trick or Treat

Hi there! I made this card for a fabulous friend of mine who loves these whimsical people from American Art Stamps. I stamped this adorable witch onto light grey cs with Black Memento ink and colored her with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The button is from Making Memories.
While I didn't make anything in the baskets above, I thought they turned out super cute. The baskets came from Mike's and the stuff inside came from Target and Hallmark. The baskets included a small paint tin with hot chocolate, Smores candy corn, Toil and Trouble gum balls, barrels o' slime, and some seasonal dish towels. I gave 2 of the baskets to my friends last night and they loved them. I think this is a fun time to give unexpected gifts.
Thanks for stamping by!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cool Yule

Hi! I am being like retail stores today and not even waiting until Halloween is over to bring out the Christmas stuff:) The first card is for this week's The Cat's Pajamas Challenge, a really fun sketch from Leigh. I wanted to use this fabulous paper from Scenic Route available this week at a 10% discount at Paper Addiction.

I love this Poochie image because there isn't much to do once he is stamped. I added some Fruit Punch stickles to his scarf and some Liquid Pearls to the chimney for snow.

This card is for today's SCS Sketch Challenge. I used the same paper line (since it was on my desk:) and used the stamps also from Scenic Route. I colored the ornaments with watercoloring pencils and a blender pen and covered them with Crystal Effects.
I did get some baking done yesterday and am going downstairs to put some fun Trick or Treat baskets together for some of my friends. I am so excited for Halloween, boo!
Thanks for stamping by!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who's That Girl Challenge Week #7

Hi! This is for the My Favorite Things Who's That Girl Weekly Challenge. The featured stamp this week is Falling for You and the challenge is to use something from nature. Now, if I can find something in the desert (dead tree branches) I am fairly confident you can find something where you are:) You don't have to use this set to play along. The keyword for uploading to SCS is MFTWTG7.
I stamped the image on PTI white cs and colored the leaf pile with my Copic Markers. I do love how you can layer the colors and it doesn't get muddy looking. The decorative paper is of course from Paper Addiction from the Scenic Route Sonoma line, perfect for fall cards. I am working on some design team stuff this week, but should be back with some fun stuff this week.
I don't know about you but I am completely in the mood to do some baking, even though it is still pretty warm here, 80 degrees today. Maybe I will be back with some recipes!

Thanks for stamping by!

Friday, October 24, 2008

So many little time:(

Hi! I can't believe I haven't posted since Sunday, arrrggghhh. Rest assured dear blog readers that I have been VERY busy. Since last Thursday I have taught 3 classes and cut countless amounts of paper and have been busy checking in brand new product at Paper Addiction. It has been fun, fun, fun, but I miss blogging and making new stuff.

I combined the color and sketch challenge from SCS this week for this adorable card. The image is from Pink Cat Studio and my fabulous blogging friend and Little Stamp Shack owner, Carrie, has this adorable stamp and everything else in her store on sale right now for 25-35% off. This stamp is currently out of stock, but she has a waiting list:)

I stamped the image on PTI white CS with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored her with my Copic markers. To mimic the dots from the decorative paper I used the Copics to make little circles and then traced around them with the fine tip of the brown SU! marker. I added Fruit Punch Stickles to her collar and Liquid Pearls to her hat. What do you think?

As I mentioned, there is lots of new inventory at Paper Addicition, whoohoo. The DP is from the Garland line from Scenic Route, go check it out!

Thanks so much for stamping by!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Feel Better Soon

Hi! I have had this card rolling around in my head for such a long time. I am so glad I finally have room for something else:) This is for the My Favorite Things Who's That Girl Challenge. The featured set this week is Bunny Slippers, but remember you can you any MFT set you have, we just want you to get some ink on your stamps! The challenge part of our program was to use pink, purple and white. I have the tiniest amount of white in my card, look very closely.
I made this a long card 3 1/4 x 8 1/4 to allow for the images. The images were colored with Copic markers and then trimmed. I used my Nestabilities to cut the little ovals and just drew the plus and equal signs with a brown marker and added some doodling.
Thanks so much for stamping by!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home Box and Card

Hi! Well, Michelle has done it again and made a new box template! I just happen to have new neighbors and thought this little box would be perfect to bring them a few cookies to welcome them to the neighborhood. I make fabulous chocolate chip cookies:) I am baking in a little bit, so I will have to post another pic once the box is filled.

This box template is available for .99 at Paper Addiction or is free with any purchase, a smokin' hot deal if you ask me (use the keyword TEMPLATE during checkout to receive it free). The paper is from the Weathervane Collection and that adorable house stamp is from Home Sweet Home, the set is available for $12.75 while supplies last!

I stamped the house on PTI white cs and colored it with colored pencils and a blender pen. The dots are done with a brown SU! marker.

Thanks for stamping by!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Hi! I had such a hard time trying to decide which image to use, the owl or the spider that I just went with one of each. These are from the October Afternoon set called Beware the Spooks, I only have one left in stock (it's sold now) so you might want to grab it while you can. Check out Michelle's new box template while you're there. It's free with any purchase!

These cards were so easy, I just stamped the image with black Memento ink and sponged the edge of the circle and distressed the edges of the other paper...done! The DP is from Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks for stamping by!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

No One in the World Like You

Hi! It is once again my turn to host the My Favorite Things Who's That Girl Challenge. This week the featured stamp is Going Places. The challenge this week is to incorporate eyelets into your card. As you can see, I got a little crazy and used eight, yay me! But I think that it works well. You don't need to use this particular stamp, or even MFT stamps to play along. We just want you to get what you have inky. Make sure to see what kind of special Kim is having on this stamp on Monday. Use the keyword MFTWTG5 at SCS if you play along.

I stamped the image on PTI white paper and used my Copics to color this time. I added the extra suitcases to the left of the girl because once again I got my inky finger marks on the image panel once it was ALL done, ARRRGGGHHHH, why, why, why don't I learn:( I think it looks okay with the extra baggage:). The paper is from BasicGrey Ambrosia 6x6 pad.

Thanks for stamping by!


Autumn Greetings

Hi! I am happy to report that it is 48 degrees this morning. I got to wear a sweater yesterday:) It is supposed to climb back up into the 80's by the end of the week, but that's okay with me. Thanks for listening about my weather rants.

This card was made for the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. Anne Ryan is the featured stamper and I cannot even begin to say what a very special person she is. Not only is she a talented stamper she is one of the most generous people. I have received several RAK's from Anne, she just seems to know when someone needs a little pick me up. I cased this card from Anne's gallery. I used a different color combo and a image, but kept the main layout.

I used and image from American Art Stamps called Fall. I have already told you how much I love these images, so I will spare you more gushing. I did use some more paper from October Afternoon Weathervane line. The sale at Paper Addiction on this paper ends on Monday, October 13th and there are just a couple of packs left. Go check it out. I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen for this image.

Thanks so much for stamping by!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hope Your Holidays are a Hoot!

Hi! This is for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge. You don't have to have MFT stamps to play along and if you upload to SCS you could win a $5 gift certificate to spend at the MFT store. I used one of the newly released Stephanie Fizer images called Christmas Owls. Aren't they adorable?

Today, I colored them with a blender pen and ink pads. Does the paper look a little familiar? I cannot even begin to tell you how much I heart this October Afternoon DP. This is from the Weathervane line and is called Chilly Mornings, isn't that touch of green fabulous! The dot pattern is the reverse of the starburst blue pattern. You can get 8 sheets from the collection for just $5.15 at Paper Addiction, WOW!
Just a little weather is still hot and now VERY windy:(
Thanks so much for stamping by!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Hi! As most of you know I live in Las Vegas, and I know I shouldn't be complaining, but it is really unseasonably warm here. My car said 95 degrees today, arrrggghhh. The trees have not started to turn. What's going to happen is this, suddenly one day it's going to be 50 degrees or lower. We won't get to enjoy a mild fall. So instead of watching actual leaves turn I am forced to make cards that have fall leaves. That is my rant for today, thanks for letting me vent.

This card is for today SCS Color Challenge. I used a new stamp and paper we just got in for PaperAddiction. It's from October Afternoon, the line is called Weathervane. We are offering the stamp set and 2 each of 4 papers in a bundle for the discounted price of $17.15 (MSRP $21.40) As you can imagine they are going fast at that fabulous price, I have just two left (I am hardly able to get the samples done:) You guys rock!

I stamped the image with Memento ink and the leaves with SU! Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink. The charm is one I've had in my stash for a LONG time. This is such a fun, easy card to put together.

Thanks for stamping by!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Let's Do Lunch

Hi! One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is having lunch with my girlfriends, I think that is why I *heart* this stamp so much. I combined the My Favorite Things Who's That Girl Challenge for this week (use paper piecing) with the Technique challenge to make Jen Del Muro's pizza box. Wouldn't it be fun to include a gift card inside this super simple box?

I stamped the image on PTI white paper with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and paper pieced the outfits with paper from the 6x6 pads from BasicGrey called Offbeat and Ambrosia. Let me talk to you about this paper for a second. You are all familiar with BasicGrey, but these pads are particularly wonderful for cardmakers because they didn't just cut the full size sheets down, the patterns are smaller, much better for things like paper piecing. And guess what, they are in stock at PaperAddiction, so go get yours while they last. While you are there check out the really wonderful line we just got in from October Afternoon.

I was a vendor this weekend at a scrapbooking crop. I want to give a shout out to all the wonderful girls I met who were so gracious and welcoming to me, the new girl. You guys rock!

Thanks for stamping by!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Popcorn Box

Hi! My friend, Michelle (flaxychick), made the most adorable popcorn box and put the template on Paper Addiction for you to download FREE! This box has so many possibilities and is super easy to put together. I used the $1 Snowy Jo stamp and paper from the store. The 30% coupon for your entire purchase over $10 expires today, so go get your free template and place an order while you are at it (use the code NOWOPEN at checkout). Thanks to all of you who have shopped with us already!

Link back if you make a box so we can see what you did!

Thanks for stamping by!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Good friends are always in style

Hello! I made this for the SCS sketch challenge with another peek at a stamp set being released tonight at My Favorite Things called Window Shopping. I stamped the boot onto brown dp and trimmed. The other decorative paper is from BasicGrey Eva 6x6 pad available at Paper Addiction. To celebrate the opening of the store these paper pads which retail for $6 are just $4.20. The flat rate for shipping is just $5, my LSS is 10 miles from my house one way so with the 30% off it makes the paper packs VERY affordable. Just use the code NOWOPEN at checkout. The sale ends on Friday and I am going to a crop this weekend as a vendor with all the stock from the store, so if you are interested in any of our products get them while you can:) We will have new stock coming in the next two weeks, but we won't be re-ordering Imaginisce Hallowhimsy.

I have to spend some time getting things ready for this weekend and I am volunteering at school today. I hope I see you at the release tonight (see previous post for all the details).

Thanks for stamping by!