Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I think this is my first cat card since Simba's passing in August. This cat cube has 4 adorable faces on it and of course, one of my fav sentiments.
Vacation is going full swing - I sat on the beach all day yesterday reading Breaking Dawn (ACK)
and will probably finish it today around lunch. Now what am I going to do? I need more Bella/Edward/Jacob! Guess the New Moon movie will have to do.
Stamps - Inky Antics cube
Paper - DCWV and SU
Ink - Memento black & cocoa, Prismacolor pens
Misc. - K&Co. heart sticker, nestabilities

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Have a good day

Today is another Pure Innocence image. Wanted to do an orange/green combo.
No details - too much going on this week.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wishing you a sunshiny day!

A tip of my hat to my friend Kim in the title! My beach hat that is. This was taken from the porch at the condo. Have a beautiful day friends.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meet Bubbles

A while back, I introduced you to Squeak and today meet his friend Bubbles. CUTE isn't she? I'm torn on what sentiment to add to her - any suggestions? Did you notice that I used BUTTONS!!!! Hope Tammi is proud of me. lol
Stamps - Bubbles (Daisy/Dandelion)
Paper - Bella Blvd. or Imaginisce (I forgot sorry)
Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - buttons, PTI twine, stickles

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Today is another Stampavie image. This dog is just the cutest ever!!! Lately I've been on a kick having the sentiment on the same panel as the image.

Stamps - Stampavie and Birthday sentiment (Amy R for All That Scraps

Paper - DCWV pp and SU cs

Ink - Memento and Copics

Misc. - dew drops, stickles

Friday, September 25, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I've had this Mo's Digital Image (and a few others) for quite some time. That dog is holding on for dear life! LOL Really happy with the nice/clean look to this card.
Stamps - Skating (Mo's Digital Image) PTI sentiment
Ink - Copic/Prismacolor pens
Paper - SU cs
Misc. - bling, stickles, nestabilities, cb ef, MS snowflake punch

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Trick or Treat

I'm still thinking Fall/Halloween. This is another digi image from All That Scraps. Also busted out a new nestabilities set.
DWTS - some surprises!! I never expected the Iron Chef host to be so light on his feet for some reason. So it looks like 2 of the 3 that I picked for my top choices did well. Donny & Aaron. Was it just me or did Macy Gray seem like she would rather be at the dentist than on the show.
Let's see how the ladies do tonight!
Stamps - All That Scraps digi image (Pumpkin Pixie) Inkadinkado sentiment
Paper - SEI & SU pp
Ink - Copics/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Stickles, Nestabilities

Monday, September 21, 2009

ATS Fall

Good morning!!! Now normally I would NOT say that on a Monday, but DWTS starts tonight and I'm super excited. My top picks before tonight are Donny Osmond, Mya, and Aaron Carter. Mostly because these people are singers and dancing is required for their shows. So we'll see if there are any surprises!!
Fall is beginning for me - rain yesterday/this morning. Leaves are beginning to drop and cool breezes. LOVE this time of year, so I decided to use a new ATS digi image and a CB ef on clearance at ATS ($2). Don't know if it's sold out yet, but man am I loving this folder. Pretty simple design. Hope you have a toe tapping day! LOL
Stamps - ATS digi image (Emma pumpkin)
Paper - SU and scrap dp
Coloring - Copics/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Stickles - MS border punch, sanding block, and Kaiser bling

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Ahoy 'me mateys!!!!!!!!!!! Rachel has done it again!!!! Not only did she find a cute set of cupcakes for Talk Like A Pirate Day, but she helped me use a SU Wheel that I've had for over a year and not inked!!!! I had to have this wheel because I'm addicted to LOST, and well it's cute. LOL Boy did I use a bunch of Copic markers to get the rich beautiful aqua water that I saw in the Bahamas. Seriously, it's breathtaking. Light green, blue, turquoise, deep rich navy colors WOW
Next week I won't be able to play in the challenge, but will definitely check out her inspiration anyway. Have a SUPER FUN WEEKEND!!!!!
Stamp - SU wheel
Paper - SU CS
Ink - Memento and Copics (too many to even count - ack)
Misc. - Stickles, Red Smooch (on X and flags), Silver metallic pen (shark fin & booty lock), faux brads, CB swirl ef

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stampavie Sweetness

Look at that face!!! About a week ago, All That Scraps received a new Stampavie line (H. Cuppleditch) and many feature this adorable dog. This particular stamp is sold out, but you can add your name to the waitlist. Life has been super busy, so hopefully there will be some quiet time in the next day or so to work on a few challenges. Have a fun day!!!
Stamps - Get Well Soon (Stampavie) Sentiment (SU)
Paper - scraps
Ink - Memento and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Buttons, PTI twine, nestabilities, white opague pen

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More frogs!

I needed a cute birthday card for a friend and these frogs certainly are cute! LOL These are such fun and bright colors. Really love my Prismacolor pens for this frog, they just blend effortlessly. Hope you are having a great weekend!
Stamps - Penny Black frogs (acrylic set) SU sentiment
Ink - Memento and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Paper - K&Co. Berry Sweet and GP cs
Misc. - Stickles, SU oval punch, Nestabilities, dew drops, We R Memory Keepers Grommet and brad ?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just Magnolia - Embossing

Can I say that this card turned out exactly the way I had hoped!!!!!!!! Rarely happens ;)
Embossing is the theme to the Just Magnolia Challenge this week. Decided to use everything that screams ME - Magnolia, red, and hearts. My SIL is having daughter issues (haven't we all been there) so this is going to her and hope it makes her smile!!!
My daughter's birthday is in 8 days, so today will be making her 2 cards (or maybe her brother will actually make one AGAIN this year). We found some really cute wine items at Michael's in the 10 for $10 section (30% off) and he's making her a little themed gift. Have a great day!!!
Stamps - Tilda w/roses (Magnolia) Sentiment (PTI)
Paper - SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Heart Nestabilities, Sparkle 'n Shine Glitter, PTI ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones, CB heart eb

Friday, September 11, 2009


Whew!!! Finally got Rachel's CIC done. I have got to get my stamps organized because it took me 2 days to find this stamp. Do you organize by company, seasons, etc.?
Anyway, I was drawn to that gorgeous red flower and knew this was the stamp for me! Pretty simple card, but it tends to be my style. Still trying to work on my other challenge card. Shhhh!!!
Stamps - SU rose and PTI sentiment
Paper - American Crafts dp and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - PTI ribbon, Kaiser gemstones

Goth Pumpkin

My daughter was home this past weekend and was looking at a Halloween magazine that I had. She commented on a pumpkin on the cover and how she liked it. Since her birthday is in about a week, this is what I did tonight. The cover featured an orange pumpkin, but this white/black pumpkin will go in just about any room of her condo. She also spotted some candles decorated, so I picked up a few cream candles and put a little bling on them too.
Finally found a stamp to use for Rachel's challenge this week, so hopefully that will get done Friday night or Saturday. Happy FRIDAY!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


The ovals are centered but doesn't look like it from this angle. Oh well, what are you gonna do? This is a new ATS digi image-boy did I load up this month!!! When I was looking for a sentiment to go with him, this PTI seemed like a cute choice "handpicked just for you". Have a great day!
Stamps - All That Scraps digi image (boy w/pumpkin) Papertrey Ink sentiment
Paper - Old SU dp and SU cs, BG
Ink - Brilliance for sentiment
Misc. - Nestabilities, pop-up dots, MS border fence punch, PTI bling, CB ef (swirls)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Meet Squeak!

This is Squeak - he has a sister Bubbles! LOL This is a set that I stumbled upon when shopping for the Fairy Doodles. Look at that face - plus he has a heart on his tummy, so DUH - he had to be mine. I did some masking to put the balloon behind him (quickly becoming another signature I fear). The set also comes with several sentiments and a present, cupcake, & butterfly. Hopefully I can get around to introducing you to Bubbles soon. Need to think about Rachel's cupcake this week-hmmmm
Stamps - Bubbles & Squeak (Daisy & Dandelion) sentiment (?)
Paper - BG and SU cs
Ink - Brilliance and Copics/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Kaiser copper gems, SU window punch

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Extreme Home makeover HERE!!!!!!!!!!

Today was the big reveal for a family in my town - they are going to be on ABC's Extreme Home makeover this fall!!!!!!!!!! The "secret" was released about a week ago, but the family was not revealed until TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! We have a Friday After Five concert summer series on the Ohio River and several of the cast showed up and toasted the sunset with volunteers, sponsors, etc. One thing that I truly believe in are random acts of kindness. A few weeks ago I was part of a chain of RAKS at a McDonalds. It just makes my heart feel good to see people who are thoughtful and kind. Of course, this is no small act - it's HUGE!!!!!!!!!! They are filming with Ty right NOW and being whisked off on vacation. The house is being demolished tonight and building starts Sunday. They will return on September 12th to see the new home that ABC has built for them. The father is a volunteer fireman who was hit by a car while he was directing traffic at a fire. Two of the children have mild/moderate disabilities.
Just wanted to share this great news with you and hope you catch the show this fall!

JM-Sketch by Mina

Good morning! Today is a great sketch by Mina for Just Magnolia. Part of the sketch called for 3 stripes (panels) so I used a paper with stripes/panels already built in for me. Whew! My sentiment is a little lower than on the sketch, but all in all, I'm pretty happy with this card. Have you seen the sneak peeks for the Yummy Magnolia set - too cute. Anxiously awaiting for them to be available. The Tilda with the big spoon behind her will be my first purchase.
Stamps - Tilda w/basket (Magnolia) sentiment (SU)
Ink - Brilliance and Copics
Paper - ? on pp and SU cs
Misc. - Stickles, MS snowflake punch, dew drops

Friday, September 4, 2009


The other day I was in Hobby Lobby shopping and look what I spied on a new peg. This cute Penny Black acrylic set ended up in my shopping cart. Usually PB flowers are what I'm drawn to, but he has a cute little heart at the end of his fishing pole - c'mon-who can resist this? LOL
My love affair with BG Lemonade continues. The colors are just so fun!!! Have a great day!
Stamps - Penny Black Toadily Happy acrylic set
Paper - BG Lemonade - PTI cs
Ink - Brilliance and Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Nestabilities, BG Lemonade brads, pop-up dots , and stickles

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Megan loves her Crest whitestrips! lol Smooch really makes her smile bright.
I have to share a funny story about the corner punches used on this card. OK, so I picked up this MS border/corner set. Bust it open and start playing with it. Ummm...ok, so where is the guide for the corner punch. I mean how far do I need to put the paper in? On the scratch paper I got close, but still... Look Martha is Martha for a reason, so upon further investigation (basically picking up the corner punch and look at it closely) there are little "wings" that pop out in order to make this whole border/corner thing to work. DUH!!! It was my Jessica Simpson moment.
Stamps - The Greeting Farm Megan
Paper - BG Lemonade & GP white
Ink - Brilliance and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - sticker (sentiment) MS punches, nestabilities, stickles

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I have a few projects in the half-finished pile, so today I wanted to share a card that showed up at my door last week. This gorgeous card is from Anne Ryan. If you are on SCS regularly, you know who Anne Ryan is. She always leaves comments on cards, even going into detail about what she likes about it. Too many times, I find that my comments are "cute" "adorable". Hey some comment is better than no comment right? Anyway, Anne & I have been sending a few messages back and forth (she wants me to dump the blog - lol) and just stick with SCS. That girl cracks me up she is so funny.
Look at that bow!!! WOW It's gorgeous and there is no way I could tie a bow that great. She also used my FAV color and obviously she knows that hearts are my signature thing. I love this card. I'll also be posting it on SCS (after the switch over is done).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


This cupcake is a simple design and yet so striking. If I tried to make this, there would be cherry juice running all over that gorgeous fondant that looks like it has been embossed. At least I think it's fondant. lol Anyway, I was drawn to the black/white/red combo. SU Rockabilly paper was a great choice, the other side of the polka dot paper are cherries, so both would have worked. My friend, Anna, is the guest designer for this challenge. Love her design and use of crystals and embossing folder. I decided to take a few of her ideas and incorporate them into my card. Go to and play along. It's the sweetest challenge you'll play in!
Stamps - Stampendous clear cupcake set
Paper - SU Rockabilly and SU cs
Ink - Brilliance
Misc. - Stickles, black crystals, CB ef, SU ribbon, nestabilities