Saturday, January 30, 2010

CIC43-Mr. Roboto

LOL I love this week's challenge and had been hunting all week for my 1 robot stamp. Hope it's not too late. In my quest to get out of my comfort zone, I went with a topper for candy.
Stamps - Toy Box (SU)
Paper - American Crafts (Romance)
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Metal heart brad, ribbon, stickles

Friday, January 29, 2010

2nd post for Friday

This is going to be a fun stamping weekend. Working on my Valentine's Day cards and since our forecast is SNOW, it will be a perfect time. This is a new Pure Innocence digi image and oh my how I ADORE her. Several others made their way into my cart ;). The heart is completely covered with red Smooch. It reminds me of those beautiful candy boxes out this time of year. Hope you have a great weekend!!!
Image - digi image Pure Innocence
Paper - SU cs and American Crafts Romance
Ink - Copics
Misc. - MS dots, Nestabilities, Smooch

Just Magnolia - Hearts and Flowers

What a fun theme this week at Just Magnolia!!! It's all about hearts and flowers and since I'm a collector of all things heart shaped, this is a no-brainer for me. LOL
Image - Edwin w/rose (Magnolia winter kit) Sentiment (Penny Black)
Paper - White cs and American Crafts pp (Romance)
Coloring - Copics
Misc. - MS border punch, nestabilities, K&Co. Smitten letters, stickles, MS dots

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 4 TGF relay

OK so far, so good. When they revealed the digi image for day 4, my first thought was Jack and the Beanstalk (don't ask me why). Tried to find some paper/punches to go with that but with no luck. Then I thought Robin Hood and remembered this super cute paper. I LOVE this little guy, but it's rare to make cards for boys/men.
Image - Prince Ian digi from The Greeting Farm and TGF sentiment
Paper - SU cs and My Little Shoebox pp
Misc. - Kaiser pearls, SU punch, and pop-up dots.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TGF Day 3

Well today didn't work out exactly the way I was hoping. This is my 2nd attempt at this card, because I tried to get all fancy shmancy on the diaper in the 1st card. BLECH!!!! So here I go.
Now the website is down at TGF again. Will I make to the end? lol
The image is so NOT me. Now I understand how some of my friends feel about Magnolias and Hanglars (which are so me). But it was really good to try something different.
Since my brain cells are dead right now, I went to Card Positioning Systems (#23 I think)
Image - digi Toby Cub from The Greeting Farm
Paper - Basic Grey and SU
Ink - Copics
Misc. - MS dots

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 2 digi

This is so much fun!!! This is Day 2 of the digi relay at The Greeting Farm. My work week is light, so the goal is to come home and get the cards done by posting time. Wish me luck because if you miss one day, you're out.
She reminded me of a 70's chick, so I picked some retro paper that a friend sent me. Hope the glittery eyes are showing up!
Image - Digi image Charlotte (The Greeting Farm) SU sentiment
Papers - K & Co. pp and SU cs
Coloring - Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Stickles, dew drops, PTI ribbon, pop-up dots

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Greeting Farm digi relay

ACK!!! Well don't relax too much, because it starts today. Go here to get all the info. Basically you can get free digi images if you FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!
I wanted to keep this super simple. This card will be going to my daughter as a reminder that a year ago we were on our way to the cruise we took. The water in the Bahamas is so stunning, so I went with colors that reminded me of the rich hues. Maybe I'll tuck a little bow in the hair before it goes postal. ;)
Still on my plan to use up things that have been hanging around too long. The letters are from a year ago in the Target $1 from LAST winter. Go me!!! lol
Image - digi from The Greeting Farm (GO NOW)
Paper - SU
Misc. - Cloud 9 bubbles, $1 spot stickers, CB ef, nestabilities

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine's Day Love

Do you remember when you sat filling out the school valentines that a "certain" person always had an extra heart sticker or a special card? Well ShyKiki does and she's blushing. There is never a lack of heart papers or embellishments in my house because hearts are my thing! These are cute papers that I picked up on a trip in the fall.
Speaking of all things love - my Valentine's Day gift to myself is seeing Harry Connick, Jr. in February. This will be my 4th HCJ concert and he never fails to impress me. He is truly a gentleman, very charming, and interacts with the audience with wonderful stories about performers. The last show was a hilarious story about George Jones (the country singer).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Stamps - ShyKiki digi from All That Scraps
Paper - American Crafts
Ink - Copics
Misc. - Heart button, MS heart border punch, stickles

Monday, January 18, 2010


Oops - I meant to flip these pics! This is for Rachel's challenge this week. The colors and little shape on all the pieces are what inspired me.
Stamps - digi image from All That Scraps
Paper - SU & PTI
Misc. - nestablilities, MS punches, MS drops

Monday, January 11, 2010

Just Magnolia - Paper Pleating

Paper pleating??? Man I came so close to not trying this challenge, but one of my resolutions/goals this year is to really get out of my comfort zone. I sanded the edges to it would show a little better.
Stamps - Tilda with hood (Magnolia)
Paper - My Mind's Eye
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - snowflakes, MS bling, nestabilities, PTI ribbon

Friday, January 8, 2010


Finally able to upload this picture for Rachel's cupcake inspiration challenge! Now when I first saw her inspiration picture, my first idea was to use a cute Magnolia image of Tilda with a present. After cleaning off my messy table, this adorable new stamp was looking at me, so the colors became my focus for this challenge.
Stamps - Stampavie (Hope Stamps Eternal) and Studio G sentiment
Paper - SU & Basic Grey
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MS punches, stickles, PTI buttons, nestabilities, and my signature heart

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Just Magnolia sketch

Man it feels good to get back to a few challenges. I have a card for Rachel's cupcake challenge, but for some reason the picture isn't loading right. Will save that for tomorrow. Anyway, this is a really cute sketch for the JM challenge blog. One of the things I'm determined to do this year is use as much of my paper as possible. It's terrible how many scraps of cs or pp laying around in my stamp room. This is more of the great Bella Blvd. paper that I used yesterday.
Stamps - Tilda with presents
Paper - SU, Bella Blvd. Dec. pp
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Nestabilities, HL snowflakes, MS bling, MS letter stickers

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First Snow of 2010

Well it's not here yet, but will start late tonight and last all day. Now don't laugh, but most people in the south freak out when snow is announced. They run to the stores and load up on basics, gas, shovels, etc. Every single parking space at the grocery store near me was filled. LOL Thankfully my years of living in Chicago and Green Bay helps me put it all in perspective. So while I will not look as cute as this image, this is my vision of tomorrow in the "blizzard". It's been so long since there was time to stamp, that I forgot these cuties arrived just before Christmas.
Stamps - CC Designs tree and Emma (All That Scraps)
Paper - Bella Blvd. Dec. (Hope Stamps Eternal)
Ink - Memento & Copics
Misc. - MS punches, PTI button, HL snowflakes, bling, MS Twine, MS flakes