Thursday, September 30, 2010

CELEBRATE??!!! Yeah... She is READY!

I used this awesome Bombshell Stamp to make this card for a bunch of challenges... but primarily the Sketch Challenge over at SCS. I colored her with copic markers and cut her out and then I added her into the sketch. Then I added all of my embellies and her is my Bombshell Hottie! I hope you will enjoy her as much as I did... I LOVE these sassy Stamps!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Buttons, Stamps, Snowmen, Glitter AND Free Ink Pads? mid week you should know that the challenge is to use buttons on your card. I used the I LOVE SNOWMEN set and guess what??? It HAS button stamps in the set!!! WAHOO!!! I stamped the image and colored it with copics and then I stamped the buttons. I cut them outand then I jazzied them up with crystal effects and stickles. I also used 3 snowflake buttons and stickled them up too! How fun was that??? I used the ribbon to match the patterned paper and glittered up the snowmen too... and here is my card! so fun and snowy! Thanks for looking..

AND... there are free ink pads too...Buy any stamps from Woodware USA and get 2 free Inky Links stamp pads! They are really great to work with and they link together so they are easy to transport! We also have 28 new sets on the website... so run... wildy waving credit card to get yours now!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

ARTful Inkables Think Ink Challenge... ATC into a Card!

So our challenge at ARTful Inkables this week was to make an ATC and then turn it into a card... so I used the set Sunburst Dandies to create this ATC. I embossed the glitter flowers over the red circle and sponged some clouds into the background. I stamped my sentiment onto some SUNNY card stock and punched it out. I mounted the entire thing onto a green piece of paper and that was my ATC.
And here is my whole card. I just sponged a white A2 sized card and adhered my ATC onto it! Please play along with this challenge and make sure to post to the ARTful Inkables blog so we can see your creation and there are prizes! Thanks for popping in ... see ya tomorrow with another fun challenge...  

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I Have a FUN Announcement...From me and Prickley Pear!

I added a new image to my sidebar. That's right... I was chosen as a new Design Team member for Prickley Pear Stamps! They have some gorgeous stamps and these awesome transparancies that you can add to card and they arfe FUN FUN FUN to create with! I am really excited to work with these amazingly talented ladies and the wonderful goodies that Prickley Pear offers!

These trees are from Prickley Pear and I colored them with markers,added glitter, cut them out and added them to the embossed panel. The I added that whole panel to the patterned cardstock. To add some more bling (which I LOVE) I used a snowflake die with the sticky red sheets, got out the glitter and coated those babies up. I added the snowflakes in the corner of my card and added a few stars too. This was a fun card to create and I really like the non traditional Christmas Colors! So fun!!! Stay Tuned to see more creations with these AWESOME stamps and products from Prickley Pear!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween Party Invite... DRS Style.

I love love love this stamp. What a super fun Halloween party invite!
 I brayered the background on NON glossy card stock and this is what I I KNEW this stamp would be perfect on this background! I stamped the image and then I colored the cauldron in with a glossy black embossing pen. For the moon, I punched a circle on scrap card stock and sponged gold ink and then removed the mask. I decided that the sky was a little bit empty... so I knew that bats were in order... and here is my card! Quick enough to make a lot of them for a huge Halloween party... but a great looking invite just the same... and that is what it is all about... right! Thanks for popping in!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Aloha From Bombshell Stamps...And ME!!!

I LOVE this set...I am pretty sure I look like least in my head I do!
 I colored her with copic markers and then I sponged the clouds and the sand. I used a new embossing folder on the pink paper and I gotta say... I love the texture of it! It really adds something. I colored the tree in and cut it out and added it for shade. God forbid our Wahini should get a sunburn! I die cut the flower and added a fuzzy brad to hold them all together and then added it to the card! And so that is fun and fancy card... with some BOMBSHELL appeal! Thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bring on the Bling! With WOODWARE USA...

That is our Challenge for this week. Bling it up! I stamped and embossed the butterflies and then I painted them with Shimmerz! Good thing I am a fan and have like every color because I used alot of them! Then I used Log Cabin Smooch Spritz for the embossed square panel... and that is shimmery too! The flowers have glittery brads on them and I had to quit there otherwise... this card would have been totally crazy with glitter and bling!

Please note that we are having a followers contest... when we get to 100... we will have some blog candy!!!

and do y'all know about the special? Order any stamp set and get 2 free INKY LINKS! What are INKY LINKS you ask? they are really cool stamp pads that come in 8 colors. They are wonderful for kids... or general stamping as well! They have cool little hooks on them that join them all together! So thanks for popping in and stay tuned for more glittery fun tomorrow!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Think Ink Challenge #29...Color Combo

This week your challenge is brought to you by Jackie and her challenge this week is to use one of the following color combinations: red and green, yellow and purple, or blue and orange. This is the gift card holder that I made for a tutorial over at ARTful Inkables. Go and check it out!  

You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!
* You have until Monday, September 27th, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 to win a BADGE TO DISPLAY ON YOUR BLOG AND TO HOST ONE OF THE UPCOMING AI CHALLENGES! You will not need AI stamps to host, we will send you instructions on what to do.

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.
*Please make sure that you link your creation back to the AI Blog

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC29

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Tell your friends!

Art Impressions... CONGRATS!!!

Art Impressions Stamps have these new WORDS Stamps. They are awesome because... well, they are ART IMPRESSIONS and because they come in a set. One Large word, congrats, for example and then a bunch of phrase to work with it. So, aside from the Applause stamp.... you also get these phrases...So Proud of You,You've Got the World at Your Feet,All Your Hard Work Paid Off, You Did It and To The Happy Couple. You can make a TON of cards from this one set and it will fit a bunch of occasions! make sure to go to Art Impressions and Check them out! Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

One LONG year...

This was the post that I put up one year ago when I lost my dear mother... It has been a LONG year and I still miss her every bit as much as I did then...Time is healing NOTHING for me...Thank goodness for stamping...Thank you for reading this and remembering her with me...

As many of you know...My precious mother has been gravely ill. It is with a very heavy heart that I must inform you that My Dear Mother has passed away. She entered into the loving hands of our heavenly Father on September 18th... one hour after I saw her and introduced her to her new grandson Jacob.

She was truly an amazing woman who will be missed and lived a life like no other always keeping family,friends and the needs of others in her heart and mind. She was a servant of the Lord and I feel some sort of peace knowing that she is home and no longer in pain.

I, however, have lost my true cheerleader, my confidant, my shining example and the best mother and friend anyone could have ever wanted.She always told me the right thing to do... and I did it... if not for me but to make her proud. Her family was first... always... and she was the most kind, caring and compassionate person ever. If you knew her... you were truly made better just by being her friend.

I ache for her and I can only hope that one day... this ache will be less as I know it will never go away.It causes my physical pain to know that I will never hug or kiss this dear woman again. She is gone and there is no more.She has taken a piece of my heart and my mourning is intense and overwhelming.

Thank you to all of my true friends that have been there for me and for all of the kind words and prayers.

I leave you all with this reading that has brought me some comfort knowing that others are rejoicing and she will be met with love...

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and startsfor the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength.

I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speckof white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone"

Gone where?Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,hull and spar as she was when she left my side.

And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.

And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voicesready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I couldn't have said it any better. They are our BRAVE and I feel like we need to try and make the time away from their families easy, if we can at all. How do I do this as a stamper, you ask? Simple,with Operation Write Home. Click HERE to see what DRS is offering... and if you spread the word about this wonderful program on your blog and link it back to me in the comments section, you will have a chance to win even MORE blog candy! I will be offering a generous amount of unmounted stamps and other fun stuff to one lucky winner that I will draw randomly on October 5th... My daughter's birthday. So please, send the cards to DRS Designs to win that awesome prize... and then spread the word to win my fun prize! Thanks for popping in!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paper Peicing with the Pals!

How cute are the precious lions? I used this weeks technique of paper piecing to make a cute baby boy card! Why a baby boy card? Becasue the adoption of my son after 14 months is finally FINAL!!! So I felt the need to celebrate with a boys card! I colored this image from Woodware USA JUNGLE PALS set with copic markers and stamped the different manes on other papers. I cut them out and adhered them to my lions. I love that they give the lions different personalities. We would love to see your creations be sure to leave your link in the comments section and play along! Tune in tomorrow for another take on this super fun technique! Thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday ... INDEED!!!

I made this card for a Challenge over at Bombshell Stamps and for my Borther In law who is gonna be loving this sassy gal! She is from BOMBSHELL stamps and I had so much fun with her! I colored her with copics and for the glass, I covered it with crystal effects to make it shiny. I used a rub on for the sentiment and glitter for the rims of both glasses! I am going to enter her in some challenges as well because this is a fun card... and she must be shown to the masses! thanks for popping in! And stay tuned to this blog for tomorrows special announcement!  
fab and funky...#409
Penny's Paper Craft...#106
Creative Cottage...#236
Bah Humbug...#66 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Double Embossing and DRS Designs Stamps!

One day at a time indeed... but lately, several have been piling up on me all at the same time! Thank goodness for my escape... STAMPING! I learned this double embossing technique and I knew that I could not wait to showcase one of DRS Designs wonderful sentiment stamps in the frame that it made. I chose One Day at a Time to remind me of... well... just that. I stamped the leaves around the outside edges to incorporate the black into my color combo and add some texture. Then, ribbon, bling and flowers to complete the look. Thanks for popping in and I hope everyone has a cheerful weekend...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Who Needs Teeth Anyways???

I made this super fun candy bag for the challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge blog. It was to create a candy bar, bag or wrapper that one might find in Willy Wonka's candy factory. I used Bombshell stamps SUGAR SKULLS and decided that these looked good enough to eat! And in true Willy fashion... the candy has to DO SOMETHING, right???So, I decided that this will rot the teeth right out of your skull. What could be better?  I colored these with copics, glitter pens and added tons of bling for the sparkle factor! This was a fun challenge... Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hot Cha Cha!!!That is One Busy Lady

That is all I can think of when I see these awesome stamps! And the coolest thing is that after several tries, I was asked to be Ms. February on the bombshell Design Team. What an honor! I will be on the DT with a bunch of madly talented ladies that I am proud to call Friends!
I am entering this beauty in several challenges  and here they are...
SCS294... Layer Challenge 
Pile it on Loads of layers challenge... #13
Simon Says Stamp and Show... Layers #122
Papertake weekly... just one #262
Stamp insanity... Birthday ... #15
Penny's Paper Crafty...Birthday...#81
Craft Your Days Away... Girly and Glittery...#33

Wowza... that is one busy card!!! So I hope ya love her and please check out Bombshell stamps...They are fun to work with and the shipping is sooooo Super fast... I hardly scare the mailman anymore!!! 
Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Love this Image! I adore Snowmen and I wanted to use another color besides green and red and Santa is sporting enough of those colors, So I went with the blue to show off Snowy a little bit too! I wanted to decorate the inside of the card as well, so I used some die cut snowflakes and stars in the corner for a little bit of interest also!

For Santa's beard,only liquid applique would do. In the past, I always heated it wet,but someone told me to wait and heat it up when it is dry. I got a flatter and more even result... Pretty neat!

I used an embossing folder for the snowflakes and sponged this gorgeous blue over it to make the snowflakes show up a little bit more. Then some macthing ribbon and a fun snowflake... and here is my creation! Thanks for stopping by!

DRS DESIGNS Stamps used:Wintertime Buddies, Merry Christmas Arc

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WoodWare Anything Goes ... Even Glitter Alligators?

I LOVE to do anything goes... I LOVE thinking outside the box and here is what I did. I stamped the alligator from JUNGLE PALS onto acetate with stazon ink in jet black. Then, on the same side that I stamped on, I filled in various areas of the gators with crystal effects and dumped glitter on it and repeated the process with different colors and glitters and here is what I came up with. I used pop dots to life the acetate alligator panel off the paper so the light would show through and I covered the dots with the leaves that I cut out. I added the leaves under the panel too and got out the stickles and jazzed them all up! This was really a fun technique and it was funny too because Milo, my 15 year old Jack Russell STILL has glitter on him... and so does my hubby...(but that can be our little secret!)
Thanks for popping in!