Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dad's Birthday

I r bad.  I don't know how time gets away from us so quickly.  My dad's birthday is tomorrow but I knew it was coming for....oh....A YEAR!!  And I'm STILL late!!  Lucky for me he's a long distance truck driver so hopefully I can get it to his house before he gets back.  LOL!!

I used 3 challenges to help me finish up this card today:

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - This week is "One For The Boys"

Creative Accents - They challenged us to use these colors:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch and you have to stamp an image.  My stars are stamped and wow had it been a lot time since I used that one!! 

I put crackle on the arrows just to add something MAN bling I suppose.  LOL!

Stamps: Digi image "Ronnie Relaxing", Tales from Pollycraft and SU's Background Basics
Paper: Bo Bunny "Mamarazzi"
Embellishments:  Stamping Bella creme dots, Maya Road arrows and Crackle
Punches: Spellbinder
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My First Burtonesque Dolls Challenge as a DT Member

I am so happy to show you my first card as a member of the Burtonesque Dolls and join them in their 4th challenge "An Affair To Remember".  This week we are partying with the Busy Beauties gals, Carolyn and company, who are sponsoring our challenge with a chance to win 5 images.  YES 5 IMAGES!!!
This week's inspiration comes from Timothy Burton's "The Corpse Bride".  Create a new card, ATC, scrap page or project including this theme.  

I am also including 2 other challenges with my card today:
Stamptacular Sunday who requested pearls and swirls
Cute Card Thursday who offered this sketch.

On a wedding day it's all about the bride so I focused on her and her bouquet, of which were very dead flowers, in "The Corpse Bride" and used an image from Busy Beauties Boutique called "Emily~The Bride".

So grab an image and join me in this week's challenge!! 

PaperEverlasting Beauty (I'm not even kidding) from upsy daisy designs
EmbellishmentsBranches from outside, Wild Orchid flowers, Kaisercraft pearls, Jenni Bowlin Pearl & Rhinestone pins, raffia ribbon, Glossy Accents and Twinklets.
Punches:  Martha Stewart leaf punch (which you can hardly see in the bouquet she is holding)
Ink:  Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Monday, May 24, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps

 Hop on over to the blog: Simply Betty Stamps for more information!!
Shipping June 1st

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I am so freakin excited to let all of you know that I am
now a member of the design team for

I love this new challenge blog and it's an escape from my norm
so it's very exciting for me to create outside the box!

I look forward to working with such a bunch of
truly talented ladies and hope
you will all join me in a challenge or two!

Some Crazy Fun!

I really enjoyed making this eerie card for the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks Challenge:  No designer paper so I used the skull digi paper from Tiddly Inks
The Burtonesque Dolls: Black flowers & skulls (skulls in my paper)
Friday Sketchers: sketch as seen

*Also, if you have a moment you MUST check out my sister's card too.  Simone and I challenged each other to do the same challenges and her card is FABULOUS!!  

StampsBatty digi stamp from Tiddly Inks
PaperSkully Paper digi paper from Tiddly Inks
Embellishments:  Misc gems, Sugar Coated and Crushed Velvet brads from Doodlebug Designs, misc ribbon, Prima flowers and glaze.
Punches:  Oval Spellbinders nestie.
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Just Magnolia Week 56

Ok so I have worked on this card for at least 6 hours!!  Maybe longer and yup I overdid it but it's for a special couple and a great challenge at Just Magnolia.  They've offered this sketch for this week and although it may be hard to see under all the embellishments, it's all there.  LOL!   I've used "Tilda and Edwin Get Married" bought from the Magnolia-licious online store and it's the first time I inked this stamp but I had a great time with it.  It turned out better then I had hoped!  Love it when a plan comes together!! 

I also used some amazingly beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Holi tolito them are niiiiice!!  Inexpensive and shipping is great! 

Stamps:  Tilda & Edwin Gets Married
Paper: Not sure but maybe Making Memories
Embellishments:  Kaisercraft pearls, Opaline Basic Grey pearls, Wild Orchid flowers, Floral Picks from Modern Romance, chipboard hearts from Maya Road painted with Adirondack Metallic Pearl paint then covered with Ranger Crackle and inked over, misc ribbon and silver & stardust Stickles
Punches: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, oval Spellbinders
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 104

It's been awhile since I joined a challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this week's challenge is Cute & Girly.  I thought so perfect for this image!!  I sent this card to my sister and we're a couple of girly girls anyway.  LOL!!  I have glitter on the edges of the paper and flowers as well as the pink shirt.  This isn't a super picture but .... it's all I have.  hee hee

Stamps:  Ladybug and Friends
Paper: Bo Bunny Jazmyne
Embellishments:  Prima flowers, Stickles. misc ribbon, misc pearls and glaze
Punches: Martha Stewart leaf punch
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #103

Just a quick post and not much description but here's my challenge for Sketch Saturday.  Colored with my Copics and I know using this sketch it's somewhat hard to see all the layers as my image is quite big but here it is anyway!  Hope you like it!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

FINALLY! My mojo's back!!

Today I have a card that includes 3 challenges.  I don't like to do too many cuz then I can't keep track of them when I put them on my blog.  LOL!!  I started by using a Stampotique stamp called (if you can believe this) "Relaxin". 

So starting with the first and newest challenge:

The Burtonesque Dolls - if you haven't seen this blog yet, please go visit.  It's really outside the box and I love it!  This week's challenge was to take any stamp and turn the card into a girl who could qualify to be in a Timothy Burton movie. 

Cute Card Thursday - asked for us to make the card for Someone Special.  Oh easy!!  My sister!!  She loved this odd stamp as much as I did and we bought 3 different ones together. 

Friday Sketchers for this sketch:
So here's my reveal!!  LOL!!  I also used chalks to grunge up the nice white
 lace and I  put gloss on her umbrella, hearts on her hat, her tie and her purse.
Hope you like it! 

Stamps:  Stampotique "Relaxin"
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria (LOVE THIS COLLECTION!)
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Flowers, lace from UK Hobby House, gems, Liquid Applique and chalk
Punches: Martha Stewart Heart punch
Ink: Colored With Copics and Momento Ink

Friday, May 14, 2010

Late Posting

I never did get a chance to post this card I made for my niece and nephew so thought I would show it to you now.  I do realize Easter is over but this was just too cute not to share.  The little card/book ended up being about 1" thick because of the little bags of chocolates.  I'm sure lots of you know the images from Karen Foster's Karen's Doodles.  She's very talented!!  I even flocked their easter bunny ears (thanks Simone) so the kids could touch the softness.  Ooooooohhhhh.  LOL!! 

Butterfly Digi Image

My SIL loves butterflies and how they make her feel a sense of freedom.  I made this card for her using a digi image from pricillastyles from Priscilla Heaton.  I was a bit worried about coloring a butterfly cuz I don't know that I would do it justice the way others do so instead I glittered the crap out of it!  hee hee  I can't believe I managed to capture a picture with it glittering!!  I cut out 2 butterflies and also had the base of the 3rd.  Hope you all like it! 

Stamps: Butterfly Digi
Paper: hmmmm not sure (sister gave it to me)
Embellishments:  Eva, Recollections and Basic Grey pearl gems, misc ribbon and Floral Picks.
Punches:  Martha Stewart butterfly punches. 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stamping with a Whiff of Joy Blog Candy

Wow this is very amazing blog candy and OMG such cute stamps!  I have been away so today is the first time I have seen these new stamps.  WOW!!  AND a chance to win them too!!  Anyway, check it out over at Stamping with a Whiff of Joy Blog Candy post and also don't forget to visit the Whiff of Joy Stamps website.  Such great stuff!

Blog Candy from my good friend Cheri at Graphicat Creations

COME ON COME ALL.....hee a blog of a personal friend of mine (yes and in real life too even - lucky me!) who is giving away some

Cheri is celebrating her blogversary at Graphicat Creations, as well as visits to her blog.  If you haven't had a chance to check out her amazing work please hop on over, check out her very creative pieces of artwork and add yourself to her Mr. Linky.  She's even has more candy to throw in!!