Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fright Night

Tonight's the night! Are you ready with lots of goodies for the trick or treaters?
Today is the final reveal day for the Halloween card kits that I hosted. Last and certainly not least is Tammi! Love the image that she sent! The stars that I added turned into quite an ordeal. First I stenciled them on and they looked flat and boring. So I used a silver glitter pen on top, still blech. Finally I added Stardust stickles and was pleased with the end result. While going thru my PTI Orange Zest buttons last week this little paw button fell out and it was meant to be!! One of the funniest things about this kit was that 3 people used BG Eerie. It's a great paper and I can see why it was so popular!!! Are handing out candy? Taking your kids around the neighborhood? Going to a Trunk 'n Treat? Party? Whatever you do tonight - have a blast!!! BOO!!
Please visit Tammi, Anna, Kim, and Rachel to see what they have done with this kit!
Stamps - Penny Black and $1 stamp sentiment
Paper - BG Eerie and cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Stencil, silver glitter pen, Stardust stickles, PTI button/twine, heart sticker, nestabilities

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Raven

Today's kit is from Rachel!!! Love this spooky image and her papers were perfect. I changed the color of my PTI ribbon like I did with my kit (LOVE that) and added an autumn sticker, bling, and altered my little heart embellishment with Stickles Starry Night. Perfect match to her paper. Make sure to visit the blogs of Tammi, Rachel, Anna, and Kim to see what they have designed!
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo
Paper - BG Eerie
Misc. - PTI ribbon, K&Co. heart sticker, bling, Stickles Starry Night

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ding Dong the Witch is...

This is Kim's kit and if you visit her blog regularly, this girl ROCKS the 3D look to her cards. Wanting to pay homage to her, I very carefully cut out her hat for my 3D effect. Man it's tough when you hit a certain age (cough cough). Had to bling out her bow and skirt and yea - I did a green witch - go me!!! lol
Stamp - TAC Spooky Girls (I added sentiment $1 Michaels)
Paper - BG Eerie pp, Kiwi Kiss, TAC white, DCWV pastel cs
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - PTI ribbon & twine, stickles, Q&Co. bling ring
Check the other blogs to see what these talented ladies came up with!

Kim, Rachel, Tammi, and Anna!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Witchy Woman

Continuing with the card kits countdown, today features MY kit. When I saw this cutie, she had to go in my online shopping cart. LOL My ribbon wasn't quite the colors that I wanted, so I just used the chisel end of a Copic marker and tada! It goes right thru, so no need to flip and repeat. Sweet! For the little stars, I just punched them out with scraps from my pp.
Please visit Anna, Tammi, Rachel, and Kim to see what they have come up with.
Stamp - Bewitcheda' TUDE (Stamping Bella)
Paper - PTI cs and Memory Box Twilight
Ink - Memento and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Nestabilities, PTI ribbon/button, star punch, and let's see what else...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Just Magnolia sketch

2 posts in one day - crazy (for me anyway). This is for the Just Magnolia challenge this week. It's a sketch challenge and I love it, but now wish that I had switched the paper tilted and the argyle paper because all the cooking utensils are lost. Lesson learned. Thanks and make sure you check out my other post for the Halloween card kit countdown that I'm hosting!
Stamps - Tilda w/spoon (Magnolia Yummy collection) Studio G sentiment
Paper - SU cs and DCWV Nana's Kitchen pp
Ink - Memento and Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Q&Co. flowers, Nestabilities, SU punch, K&Co. bling,

Frankie Goes Hollywood

Recently I asked several friends (who have blogs I visit every day) to be part of a Halloween card kit swap. We send images, cs, and pp and then add embellishments on our own. This is Anna's kit. Her papers were so cute and double sided, so it was torture deciding which ones to use. ACK!!! I decided to make it all about the CANDY baby!!! Now you may be asking yourself, so what's up with the title - Frankie Goes Hollywood. I was almost done with this card, and the jacket was the last thing left. What to do, what to do...then it dawned on me that there was a group called Frankie Goes Hollywood and boy is his jacket blingy!!! Completely covered with stardust stickles. Please check out the other gals!

Image - Pink Cat Studios
Paper - Sorry I lost the packaging so I don't know who makes it, but it's adorable!
Ink - Copic/Prismacolor Pens
Misc. - Stardust stickles, K&Co. bling, and let's see what else...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nuts about you

Awww quiet time - LOVE IT!!!!!! The house has been mine since yesterday and will continue until Thurs. So what did I do last night? Stay up until midnight stamping, coloring, tossing out old pattern papers, looking for a stamp set that seems to be lost (and still lost). ugh!
It was time to get off my black/orange/white kick (which is one of my fav color combos), and decided to use some fun bright colors. This adorable little squirrel is part of a Studio G set that is available at On the inside, I'm trying to decide between a couple of cute sentiments that will work. Ignore the little frays from the dies, my camera is running out of power, but I did pull them off.
On DWTS, I don't watch the results show until the last 5 minutes. It might sound mean, but even though Aaron Carter is doing a good job, it wouldn't bother me if he leaves. I think Carrie Ann is right, he's turning people off and that's why he's been in the bottom 2 for I think a couple of weeks.
Have a nice evening and who knows, I might stay up until midnight again! LOL
Stamps - Studio G clear set
Paper - My Little Shoebox, PTI CS
Ink - Memento cocoa
Misc. - EK border punch, PTI ribbon, Nestabilities, pop up dots

Monday, October 19, 2009

ATS Pixie

Happy Monday! Feeling kinda blah since this weekend, think it's the flu. However, there was a little quiet time on Sunday to make a birthday card. All That Scraps has these Pixies and they are so sweet. Did you see the holiday previews yet? Oh my!!! Love the Santa looking Pixie.
Stamps - All That Scraps digital image and ? sentiment
PP - scraps being used up and SU cs
Ink - Copic markers
Misc. - Nestabilities, PTI buttons, ribbon

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Magnolia

This week's challenge is bright and zingy! LOL Well the Tilda with lollipop had to be used again.
Since my paper pad was still out on the table, I decided just to pick different papers from yesterday.
Stamps - Tilda w/lollipop and $1 sentiment (Michaels)
Paper - DCWV glitter dp, PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Stickles, dew drops, PTI ribbon, pop-up dots

Thursday, October 15, 2009

What's Cookin'

This afternoon, I was able to eek in a little time to make a card. The Yummy for your Tummy Magnolia collection has got to be one of my favorites!!! Tilda is so cute and we should all look like this when baking. lol
Stamps - Tilda w/spoon (Magnolia) $1 sentiment (Michaels)
Paper - DCWV glitter pp
Ink - Memento Black and Cocoa, Copic markers
Misc. - MS bling, nestabilities, PTI ribbon

Monday, October 12, 2009


OK normally I don't do combination of challenges, but time is not on my side this week. This is for CIC28 and Just Magnolia.
EEK - don't you just love her???? I think her frilly dress and hair are so cute. I also used a new hutch and part of it is covered by Tilda.
Stamps - Tilda w/lollipop and kitchen hutch (Magnolia)
Paper - BG Indian Summer and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copic/Prismacolor markers
Misc. - SEI Mimosa flowers/leaves, bling, stickles, nestabilities

Saturday, October 10, 2009


It's been a few weeks since I've been able to participate in Rachel's cupcake inspiration challenges. The purple cs is the same color as her dress I swear - SU old Lavender Lace? Weird that it photographs so differently and it probably has nothing to do with my photo taking skills - ;) There is stickles on a few of the stars, but it's not showing up.
Stamps - Pure Innocence digi image, SU mini bg stamp, and Inkadinkado sentiment
Paper - SU Lavender Lace ? and black, PTI Orange Zest, and BG Twilight pp
Ink - Copic/Prismacolor pens
Misc. - MS fence punch, PTI buttons, Kaiser bling, PTI ribbon, stickles

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Fall

Happy Friday!!! It's has been a busy week and not a lot of time to stamp, but I was able to put a couple of digital images on a card to create a little fall/Halloween scene. Hopefully there will be some time tonight/tomorrow to get a couple of challenges done.
Stamps - ATS digi (spooky tree) Pure Innocence digi and PTI sentiment
Paper - BG Twilight and SU
Ink - Copic/Prismacolor pens and orange zest (PTI)
Misc. - Nestabilities, stickles, PTI button/ribbon, MS punches, and cutting (how do you people do this on a regular basis)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween or Christmas

This is a color combo that I just love!!!! While going thru the paper stash, it was time to step out of the box and do a non-traditional holiday card.
Any tips on using the PTI label set? I'm not sure that I lined it up the best, maybe there is some helpful info on their site. UPDATE!! You need to put the label face down, fall into natural shape, then attach the block WHILE it's still face down.
Stamps - PTI labels set and sentiments set
Paper - SU and ? on pp
Ink - PTI Orange Zest and Memento Black
Misc. - PTI ribbons, nestabilities, PTI button and twine, Kaiser bling

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


It's chilly here today!!!
My card fits what I find myself waking up to weatherwise. lol Lots of new things that I picked up on vacation. These Q&Co. flowers have a shimmer to them and hopefully you can see a bit of the light yellow flower peaking out.
Stamps - All That Scraps digi image (Autumn Emma) $1 sentiment
Paper - Imaginisce and SU
Ink - Copic/Prismacolor pens and chalk ink pad for sentiment
Misc. - Q&Co. flowers, Kaiser gemstones, CB ef, nestabilities, PTI ribbon, and MS leaf punch

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Along came a spider

Sorry the picture isn't too great - it has been pouring down all day!
This is some of the paper that I picked up on vacation. My friend Tammi has used this before and it's so cute, the back has cute beachy tags on it.
Loved the orange/black and it reminded me of Halloween. There is a gemstone on his body.
Stamps - Inkadinkado (web/sentiment)
Paper - Bo Bunny and SU
Misc. - PTI button/ribbon and Kaiser black gemstone

Monday, October 5, 2009


No card today - returning from vacation is exhausting!!! lol I have so much on my plate this week, but hope to have a card tomorrow to share.
Yesterday was a moment that I needed. My husband & I have a rental property and late last night we went over to see what it looked like. Husband said not bad - I said HORRIBLE!!! Filthy carpets, my beautiful wallpaper torn, blinds ruined, blah, blah....anyway, a family came to look at the house and this teenage girl came into the kitchen that I was attempting to clean and she says "your house is so pretty". My first instinct was to turn around and say "yeah right". Thanks goodness I heard God in that moment. To her this might be pretty because I don't know what she is moving from. These are the moments that humble me so much for all the things that I have and, at times, take for granted.
OK - speech is over and hope to have a card tomorrow.