Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Birthday!

Hi everyone!!  Well old man winter is back dropping a few more inches of snow!  Enough is enough old man!
It's time for another challenge at Sunday sketch and stamp though, so that' a great way to beat the snow!
 I made this card for my daughter's friend.  His party is tomorrow and this is her first school friend party!  Big day!
I used gift horse from Crissy's Digis available from Whimsy Stamps.  The sentiment is from Whimsy too it's from the birthday letter seals set.
The papers are from Basic grey max and whiskers pack.  I used the presents border punch from Martha Stewart along the side.  I embellished with some buttons and hemp twine.  I made a little lasso and clipped it on as well.  Finally, I added just a bit of orange stickles for a hint of sparkle.
Hope you can join us at SSS this week!!!
ECP Challenges ..... Something for the boys
Gem Of A Challenge...... Buttons, brads, beads, bows
Send A Smile 4 Kids.....Birthday Boy
Card Makin' Mamas.......happy birthday
Fabulous Friday ......use metal on your card, project, layout
Fuzzy Wuzzy ........animal, birthday wishes
Stampin With The Dragon .......birthdays
Little Red Wagon........animals
A Spoonful Of Sugar .........Birthday Wishes
Scrap-Creations........Birthday Cards   
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Friday, February 25, 2011

2 for 1

Hi everyone!  Today is Stamp Something day and the Elisabeth Bell World challenge day.  So I combined challenges and made a 2 for 1 card!  The challenge at Stamp Something is flowers, so check got that one.  Then the EB challenge is a recipe card.  So I started by using this WOJ image with cookies, some cupcake paper then added a recipe card to the front.  On the inside is a full recipe card awaiting some yummy instructions.

The colors are baja and espresso.  The papers are from nook and pantry from Basic grey.  Aside from the flowers, I just added a tiny bow for embellishment.  The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps. 
CCEE Stampers .....Distress your papers
Do You Stack Up?.....Anything Goes
Paper Romance......Anything goes
ABC Challenge ...... "O" is for Ovals
Sweet Stamps.....Flowers
Cupcake Craft .....Cake n Ice Cream
BasicGrey .......Sketch
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Two ways to celebrate!

Hi everybody and happy Wednesday!!  We are right in the middle of school vacation and having a great time!!  A few more play dates and adventures lined up for the rest of the week and hopefully some more stampy time!  I created two cards for today using the same awesome sentiment from whimsy stamps, it's from the birthday letter seals created by raindrop echo!
The first card uses Birthday cup mouse from Whimsy Stamps.  I used some basic grey papers in bright spring colors!!!  Then embellished with lots of stickles, ribbon, buttons, and flowers.  I also used my Martha Stewart stars punch.  The super cute mouse is colored with copics.
 Digital Tuesday .....(include a digital element) - Punches
Sweet Stamps ....Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs ....use punches or dies
Card Cupids .....buttons or ribbons
One Stop Craft......Birthday Card
Fashionista Friday .....birthday
Fairy Knoll.......birthday or thank you
Friday Sketchers .... SKETCH
Fuzzy Wuzzy ....animal, birthday wishes
Totally Papercrafts .....use a digi
My second card uses Li'l princess tutu from Elisabeth Bell.  The paper is also basic grey.  I stamped the purple layer with classified ads from Whimsy then embossed it on my CB.  I distressed all the edges with a distressing tool then added stickles.  I added some adhesive rhinestones and rhinestone brads for lots of sparkle. 
A Spoonful Of Sugar.....Birthday Wishes
Anything Goes ....Distressing
Scrap-Creations.....Birthday Cards
Top Tip Tuesday......Bling It On
Simon Says Stamp and Show... some stripes!
Sketch and Stash ....SKETCH
Pile It On .....Childhood Dreams
2 Sisters.....Embossing
 Creative Inspirations .....Distress

 Delicious Doodles......glitz, glam, shimmer & bling

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Saturday, February 19, 2011


Ooooops!!!  I have been working in the real world quite a lot in the past two weeks.  And I've had very little crafty time :(  Finally got a few moments to do some housekeeping on the blog and realized I never changed this from draft to post...
So is a digi bells card I made a little while ago.  I used it as a teacher Valentine.  The papers are Martha Stewart.  I have used A tasty read from Elisabeth Bell.  I also used life defined and ticket sentiments from Whimsy Stamps.  Finally I distressed it, added some pearls and a great big bow!  Oh and some flowers!!
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge ......distress it
Totally Papercrafts ....use a digi
Colour Create .....chocolate, strawberry, cream
By the Cute & Girly ....... red plus any other colour
 Bearly Mine....Ribbon and pearls
Cupcake Craft ....I heart you - use hearts

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Digi Bells Hop!!!!!

Hope you are loving the hop so far!!!!!!  If you're here from  Denise's blog you're in the right place.  If not, head on back to The Digi Bells Blog  to start at the tippity top of the hop.

I just adore this image!!!  It reminds me of my daughter and her little friend at the beach!!! Too cute!!  I went for a vintage feel on this one.  Added some bronze/aged stickles along with flowers, pearls, lace and ribbon.  I received the paper in a swap so I do not know where it's from, but I love it!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.
Now for the prize details.....

To win the digi please leave a comment on EACH blog.  Two blogs at random will be picked and the winners will be picked from the comments on those blogs. One is a DT member and the other one is a GDT member(I am a GDT member).

The second way to win will be to do the hop leave comments and then to make a card and post it on the Digi Bell Blog. "SUMMER TIME FUN". Using a Elisabeth Bell image.
Both will end on FEBRUARY 25 at 10 PM Arizona Time and winners will be on the Digi Bell's blog the next morning.

Sounds fun and easy huh?!?!?!

OK from here continue on to Janneke 's blog!!! I know she has something amazing for you!!!!
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Something Funky and Blog Hop Candy winner!!!

That's right we want to see your funky side at Stamp Something this week!  Our sponsor is funky kits so we thought it'd be a fun theme!  I went with this funky image from Sugar nellie along with some funky designer paper from basic grey!!  I also went with buttons instead of flowers, don't know why, just thought they were funkier :)  The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps, it is from the postage stamp sentiment set from the uber talented Ann Vento!!!!!  I punched it out with my CB using the postage stamp die, also available at Whimsy!!!
Sweet Sketch Wednesday...sketch
Simply Create ....bold & bright
Creative Card Crew.....friendship
Pixie Cottage ......embossing
Ooh La La Creations ..... For someone special

And now for the BLOG HOP CANDY WINNER of MelJen's Balloon Mouse

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-02-18 22:55:36 UTC
That is.....
19 Mona Eidhammer

Way to go hun!!!  Contact Denise at and she'll get that to you ASAP!!!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Stamp something Valentine

Happy Friday!!!!!   Valentine Festivities are in full swing here and at Stamp Something.  This week we want to see something for your valentine!  I used this adorable whiff of joy image.  I also used life defined background stamp and a seal from whimsy stamps.  The papers are Martha Stewart.  They are colored in copics.  I then added some pearls, flowers and lots of stickles!

Be sure to check out the rest of the gals and if you can enter for a chance to win a fabulous whiff of joy stamp!!!!
C.R.A.F.T. ...Valentine's
Dutch Dare Card is in the air / red, white, pink
 Pixie Dust Studio.... be my Valentine
Allsorts ....Love Love Love
whiff of joy...valentines
Sketch Saturday SKETCH
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 16 gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new fantastic dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Chris Dark, Jacque Beddingfield, Tracy Payne, and Elaine Hughes!

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more fabulousness!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

5 stamps / stamp sets from Crissy Armstrong
Fragrant Rose ~ Darling Daisies ~ Smell the Flowers ~Valerie's Spring Rain ~ Fancy Bench

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Balloon Mouse ~ Baby Bunny's Bottle ~ Spring Sitter Bunny

4 stamps from Kenny K
Uptown Angel ~ Star ~ Lady Raven ~ Vicki LeeVicious

4 stamps / stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Postage Stamps ~ Birthday Postage Stamps ~ Balloon Sentiments ~ Birthday Wish List

2 dies
Postage Stamp Die ~ Balloon Set Dies

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Iris Wiechmann's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Chris's blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday February 9th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday February 16th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

For my blog hop creation I used ......Valerie's Spring rain and fancy bench.  The sentiment is from Whimsy too!!!  The papers are basic grey Curio.  I paper pieced most of Valerie's outfit, the rest is colored with copics.

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Jacque Beddingfield's blog.

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases!

A Spoonful Of Sugar some love
Scrap-Creations....animal antics
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ...Love is in the air
Incy Wincy Designs....Love
Kaboodle Doodles .....Ribbon
Pink Elephant my valentine
Simon Says Stamp and Show... Some Embossing
Stamp with Fun .....Love
Let's Ink It Up ....NO DIGI and Romance/Valentines
Paper Sundaes ..... Two or more images
Gem Of A Challenge.....Sketch
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Whimsy Sneak peek!!!

Hi There!!!  Well I am back after a super fun and much needed vacation!! And just in time to share a sneak peek of some new beauties from Whimsy Stamps!!!  It's sentiments and dies day so I did the fabulous birthday wish list from the amazingly talented Ann Vento!!!!
I also had to add this super sassy Kenny K image, Uptown Angel!!!  The papers are basic grey and have been distressed.  My sewing machine is still on the fritz, or I would have added stitching, but oh well!

Finally I added some stickles and rhinestones for lots of sparkle!  Pop over to the Whimsy Inspiration Blog to see who else is sneaking a peek for ya!
Create 4 Fun.....sketch
Simon Says Stamp and Show...Some Embossing
The Outlawz ....Birthday Card plus sentiment and an Angel, Fairy or Butterfly(uptown angel??)
ABC Challenge..."N" is for nesties

Thanks for stoppin' by!