Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mushroom Love

I'm on a mushroom kick this week. This is another card made with the spring kit from All That Scraps.
Also posting for the 1st time on the All That Scraps Challenge blog!
Paper - Cosmo Cricket Earth Love
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - bling, nestabilities, PTI ribbon

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just Magnolia Sketch

Sorry about the little scraps of paper in the corner. oops Anyway...Just Magnolia has a great sketch this week. These are the things that really push me to think outside the box. I've always felt color was more my strong suit (mostly because of the type of job I have), but sometimes color just doesn't push you, kwim? lol Here is how I used the sketch to go beyond what I "normally" would do.

1. The sketch calls for 5 elements at the bottom - I used my bow as the 5th piece.

2. Used one of my punches to create a little hill for Tilda. Also used my stencil cloud (still trying to perfect those clouds)

3. My little sentiment is alpha stickers that I've had for over 6 yrs!!! (blush)

4. Giving up my last piece of this gorgeous ribbon!!! I must find more!

Stamps - Happy Tilda

Papers - Memory Makers pp and SU cs

Ink - Memento and Copics/Prismacolor markers

Misc. - bling, Prima flowers, Nestabilities, punches, stencil, ribbon, stickers, and pop-up dots

Thursday, March 25, 2010


When you get new stamps, do you bust them open and start creating? LOL I do. This set arrived Tues. night and even though my coughing fits were still being a pain, I couldn't stand not taking them for a test run. This is the new spring kit at All That Scraps. You get lots of accessories and boy images too. There are cute little butterflies with the set, so it's going to be used for Rachel's cupcake challenge this week!
Stamps - Spring Stamp Kit - All That Scraps
Paper - Memory Box pp and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Ribbon, stickles, dew drops, nestabilities, and pop-up dots

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Hope you are having a good day! My voice has returned, but I've been home the last 2 days resting. Thank goodness I have a job with flexibility. This is a new cutie to arrive at my door. I've had my eye on this line for a while and with the latest releases I decided to buy them. lol
Stamps - Izzie with flowers (Stamping Bella) All That Scraps sentiment (Friendship)
Paper - scraps of pp
Ink - Memento and Copics - chalk ink for sentiment
Misc. - Fiskars border punch, nestabilities, Kaiser bling, PTI ribbon

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just Magnolia - Easel Card

Remind me to not attempt a Just Magnolia challenge when I've lost my voice from coughing so much. UGH! This was my 3rd attempt at coloring, but the coughing fits kept making me mess up. After some aspirin, cough syrup, and cough drops this one was ok but not great.
This week's challenge is an easel card (which I ADORE). They so fun to make and did several at Christmas. Of course, I had to bust out one of my new Magnolias from the Pirate, Prom, Princess collection.
Have a wonderful (cough-free) day!
Stamps - Pirate Tilda (Magnolia) and sentiment Penny Black, SU jumbo wheel
Paper - SU pp(not sure if it's retired), PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Nestabilities, heart button, Kaiser bling, and treasure sentiment on cover panel made with Slice machine

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Beauty Queen

Here she Princess Magnolia. How adorable is she!!!!!!!! I also used my new Slice machine and cut out the word beauty. FUN FUN FUN
Stamps - Princess Tilda (Magnolia)
Paper - SU pp and PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Nestabilities, Slice, Stickles, bling, Prima flowers

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Where my Belles 'N Whistles live

Belles N Whistles has a challenge right now to show them where your BnW stamps live! What a cute take on a challenge! You can win stamps!
Here is a close-up shot of 2 BnW cards that I made recently. Love making a few cards that kinda "match".

This is a little alcove in my stamp room. I put current projects here or things that are going to be mailed in the coming week.

Tania Baking loves to be in my kitchen! She is perfect for recipe cards too!! I've colored her to match my kitchen colors. So fun.

It's not easy being green

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! This is for Rachel's cupcake inspiration challenge. I don't send a lot of cards out for this holiday, but have a small stash of things that worked for this challenge. My sentiment was a gift from my pal Anna. There is Luscious Lime Smooch on the sentiment shamrock and her shoes, but I can't get it to show up. I gave up after 10 attempts. ugh! So shiny! Love me some Smooch!
Image - Pure Innocence digi image (Heather Ellis-etsy) and $1 March clear stamp set
Ink - Copics
Paper - Cosmo Cricket garden pp and PTI cs
Misc. - LLime Smooch, nestabilities, circle punch, PTI button, May Arts ribbon

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Well I almost didn't play in this challenge because too many new stamps have been arriving and none of them really worked for this week's cupcake. Then I remembered this cute digi image by Cristy Croll (hope I spelled her name right). She does a lot of things for Stamping Bella, but also has digis on Etsy!!! Not sure I got the colors right, but she sure was FUN to color. Make sure to visit Rachel and see what everyone else has come up with.
Stamps - digi image from Etsy (Cristy Croll)
Paper - PTI cs
Ink - Copics
Misc. - Stickles, ribbon, nestabilities, Fiskars border punch

Tea for Two

Happy Saturday! It's a little chilly here this weekend, but that's ok since my plan is to finish up 2 swaps. This is another Lili of the Valley stamp that recently arrived at my door. :) Love these sweet little girls having a spot of tea. Also plugging away on the mission to use up supplies, i.e., ribbon and bling.
Stamps - Lili of the Valley girls
Paper - pp scraps and PTI white
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - May Arts ribbon, Kaiser bling, nestabilities

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Sorry for the bad picture - it's pouring buckets here! This is actually much brighter irl.
Love this LotV bear w/butterflies and what put it in my shopping cart where those glasses! How cute. There is glaze on them but don't think it's showing up. Well time to grab the umbrella and hit the road.
Image - Bear w/butterflies Lili of the Valley
Paper - MME Home and PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Sticker sentiment, May Arts ribbon, Q&Co. hinges, Kaiser bling, nestabilities, glitter glue and MS fine glitter, JudiKins glaze for glasses.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Day!

WOO HOO!!!!! I was finally able to order 2 of the Belles 'n Whistles stamps that have been on my wish list. This was colored the other night and then added my perfect sentiment this morning. Now they are showing sneak peaks and they are so cute. Love the faces on these cuties.
Stamps - Belles 'n Whistles Beary Big Hugs (Sweet Things collection) Sentiment Heidi Grace
Paper - MME Home & PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Stickles, Q & Co. flowers, dew drop

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Belles 'N Whistles

When will this stamp ever be available for me to purchase? I've been stalking the site for weeks. UGH! In the meantime, my friend, Tammi, was nice enough to send a few this way until they are back in stock. Thanks Tammi!
Stamps - Belles 'n Whistles Sweet Things Collection
Paper - My Mind's Eye pp and PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - PTI ribbon, MS leaf punch, flowers

Friday, March 5, 2010

Oldie but new for me!

Yesterday I posted that several stamps on the wish list are arriving at my door. This Fluffles certainly has been around for a while, but just now added to my collection. He's so cute and look at that yummy chocolate bunny! LOL
Stamps - Fluffles (Stampendous)
Paper - PTI cs and Memory Box Spearmint
Ink - Memento and Copics with chalk ink for sponging
Misc. - Dew drops, nestabilities

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Turtle Love

A little over 10 days ago, I decided to purchase several stamps that have been on my wish list. A couple are sold out and that's ok. I'll keep trying.
This is an adorable little Turtle from Stamping Bella (cause I'm a sucker for an image with hearts)
Stamps - Turtle- Stamping Bella Sentiment-SU
Paper - PTI and American Crafts pp
Ink - Memento and Prismacolor pens
Misc. - Nestabilities, PTI ribbon, MS border punch, Spica glitter pen, white opague pen, cloud stencil

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Easter

This is such an adorable little girl. I decided to color her after an Easter outfit that my daughter had when she was about 5. Pretty simple card, but love the softness to it. Have a great day!

Stamps - Pure Innocence (My Favorite Things)

Paper - Basic Grey (?) and SU cs

Ink - Memento and Copics

Misc. - MS border punch, Queen & Co. flowers, PTI button

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thanks pt. 2

This is a little thank you card for my daughter. She loves her handbags! LOL
I spent over a year looking at this Miss Anya Collection by The Greeting Farm and decided to finally purchase it.
Stamps - Miss Anya Collection by The Greeting Farm - sentiment Heidi Grace
Paper - SU Elegant Eggplant and American Crafts pp
Ink - Memento and Copics, chalk ink for sponging
Misc. - MS border punch, nestabilities, stickles on her shirt

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 48

The minute I saw Rachel's cupcake challenge this week, I knew exactly what paper I wanted to use. LOL Turns out Rachel used it too.
Stamps - Hanglar and Spanglar girl w/strawberry, sentiment Heidi Grace
Paper - Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MS border punch, PTI ribbon, white gel pen, little heart sticker (K& Co.)


This past week was big for me in many ways. 1. I went to see Harry Connick, Jr. in Nashville and he brought me to tears. Harry is from New Orleans and was one of the hosts of the telethon for Katrina. His face was in such pain that night on tv. He loves that city so much. Halfway during the concert he talked about the Super Bowl. He was in Titan country, but the minute he said "Super Bowl" most people yelled out "Who Dat" and a little girl came to the edge of the stage and handed him beads. He lifted her up and gave her a kiss. AHHHHHHH!!!
Then he explained to us how much it means to the people. I won't go into the entire story, but he said that when people were giving up hope, leaving the city, the only thing they still clung to was their beloved team. Being at the football games was EVERYTHING to them. He said that he sat next to a nun at the Super Bowl and she was just prayin' & prayin' (this may or may not have have actually happened) lol By the time he finished I had big tears welling up, just sitting there waiting to spill out - was I the only one? No I noticed many people wiping their eyes.
2. I have lighted my work load. Too much on my plate and it was getting the best of me, so I made the decision to resign from one of the companies I represent. Now there is more time to relax and STAMP! Woo Hoo
Stamps - Miss Anya Collection - Hero Arts sentiment
Paper - Old Su pp
Ink - Memento and Copics, chalk ink for sponging
Misc. - Nestabilities, MS punch, PTI buttons (spring collection), flowers (?)