Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #17

I was sooooo freakin' excited about this challenge and wanted to make more but phew I was happy to get this one out.  I was thinking of making "Chocolate Covered Witches Warts".  I was going to use chocolate covered Reese's pieces.  You can buy them in little round bite sizes now....but I ate them.  :(

Willy Wonka needs help! Create a new candy box, candy bag, chocolate bar, any fun and funky new candy you would find in Willy Wonka's factory.  The possibilities are endless here. 

So would you eat my Web Covered Milk Chocolate Bar???  Well you can't, I ate that too.  :)


So, you wanna be a doll??  We are currently looking for four more crafters to be on our DT, therefore we will be choosing the 4 winners from this challenge.

So please spread the word and get your Willy Wonka creations in by Monday Sept. 6th at 10 PM PST to The Burtonesque Dolls challenge blog.

Stuck for ideas???  Check out all the DT cards for this week at TBD. You wanna see inspiration?!!  DANG!

Stamps: "Timothy" digi from the Victorian Beauties line at Simply Betty Stamps
Paper: Making Memories
Embellishments: Web ribbon, Stickopotamus spiders
Punches: Spellbinders Inverted Scalloped Circles and Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch
Ink: Copics

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back to School Emo

So I actually did this card for a challenge and used their sketch.  Only problem was...it was last MAY!  BROL!!  OH MA GAWD I`m such a nerd!  I had bookmarked to this particular sketch challenge but linked the post I had seen that day and not the original blog.  ha ha ha!!  So now, I have no challenge for this.  I had spent some time looking for one, couldn`t find one and don`t care anymore.  LOL!  So today this is just a share card for your eyes.  

My last Back to School Emo `Betty` card from Simply Betty Stamps`s new digi line.  These are just the cutest images!!!  

I actually made an easel card!!  I popped up the little notebook sheets and same with the pencil.  Looks cool if I do say so myself!  :)


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge

This is the first time I've entered into Stampin' For the Weekend challenge and although I didn't make the card on the weekend, I did color this  image on the weekend.  I'm sure it's not a requirement tho.  hee hee. This week's theme is "Anything Goes".  I did use the sketch from Cute Card Thursday but I was too late to enter that challenge.  DOH!

Isn't she a cutie?  This is "London" from the Back to School Emo digi line from Simply Betty Stamps.  She's a digi stamp and available now at SBS.  I love this color combo and have no idea why.  It's strange to me that it works.  LOL!

Lil Lolita Challenge #12

 A Sketch A Day...

Who doesn't love a sketch?!  Years ago a friend of mine, who we'll call her Laurel, introduced me to sketches and I've been hooked ever since!  It's very rare that I don't use one these days so it was great to see we had to use one for our next challenge at LLB!  Sorry for all the pink and black lately.  I just can't seem to get away from it.  Luuuuv the color combo!  Here's my card and sketch below:

Ya, I do realize my elements are backwards but Kellita is so tall and I just didn't want to change her. 

I'm also entering my card in the challenge that
is sponsoring this week at
Haunted Design House

My card isn't exactly scary but
cute & scary works don't ya think?!  LOL! 

Please check out the wonderful cards the DT made this week at LLB and join in the fun.  I challenge you to combine both of these challenges and would love to see your card!!  Let me know if you do!!  I'd gladly leave some lovin' on your blog!  :)     

Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps "Kellita"
Paper:  TPC Studio "girlfriends phrases"
Embellishments:  Misc ribbon (thanks Debbie!!), Glow Skullz, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Prima pearl swirls, CB web folder, and chandelier garland from 7kids College Fund.  
Punches: MS "Crack" border punch and MS bat punch
Ink: Momento for distressing and Copics to color

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge

So I thought I would enter my first ever recipe challenge.  I've been scared of them before - lol!  And if once why not twice?  

This first one is made using Simply Betty Stamps, Back To School Emo digi's "Rio", which are now available for purchase at the SBS website.  Isn't she a doll?  

My recipe on this one is 3 alpha's, 2 border punch layers  and 1 flower bouquet.  For extra credit I added 4 green brads.  LOL! 

This second one uses Simply Betty Stamps, Back To School Emo digi's "Miller", which are now available for purchase at the SBS website.  Isn't he a little nut?  You can't see it as well on the picture as you can IRL but the saying on the side says "Do I have a test tomorrow?"

My recipe on this one is 3 layers, 2 paper clips and 1 rockin' image.   For extra credit on this one I used 4 buttons.  hee hee  I never did this well in school.  LOL!! 

There you have it!!  Stay tuned for more Back to School Emo's and for more samples of the new cards please view them at Simply Betty Stamps blog.  The blog hop was August 15th but if you'd like to take a gander at the other DT's cards the list is there.  

Enjoy your last week of summer!! 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Magnolia Challenges

"Turquoise and Brown Challenge"

"Let's Get Sentimental"

Well it has been such a long time since I have been able to play with a Magnolia and after creating this little piece, I was happy to get my "fix".  I'm also happy to be joining both above mentioned challenges as well.  This Magnolia is called "Fairydust Tilda".  Isn't she CUTE?!

 Sorry for the quick post but lots on my plate today.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Simply Betty DT Call

Have you been thinking of joining a design team but haven't found the right one?  WELL, Simply Betty Stamps is starting a new challenge blog and are welcoming new designers.  Check out the details at Simply Betty Challenges but do it soon as the deadline is September 1st and the date is quickly approaching. 

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #11

I've used this image of Lilith (Tickled Pink Stamps) before but since she was holding the rose, I knew she had to be on this card.  She's one of my favorites and for some reason I can just hear her saying "What attitude" not really a question and all cool, calm and sarcastically oblivious.  Oh and I'm sure she'd appreciate the black rose on the card too.  hee hee.

If you enlarge the picture you might be able to see some Glossy Accents on it - it's suppose to look like dew drops.  I also added Glossy Accents to her headband, skull and rose.  Looks great....IRL.  LOL!!

Please don't forget to go and check
out the other ladies gorgeous creations

For more inspiration I used the sketch from
only I turned mine sideways.
Love them!!  THANKS!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #16


When I first read our challenge for this week I was thinking WTH?!!  How and what am I going to come up with but after viewing the poem and then reading it again it was easy!!  Here you can read the POEM and here you can VIEW it.  It's 6 mins and if you do watch it, watch for a tree or something that I swear to goodness was used in Beetlejuice.  Tell me if you see it too.  So, I chose the 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence:

He doesn’t mind living with his sister, dog and cats
Though he’d rather share a home with spiders and bats
There he could reflect on the horrors he’s invented
And wander dark hallways, alone and tormented

Admittedly, many of us hadn't seen the video for this, but once we did, we were hooked! So this week's challenge is to take a paragraph from the poem and use it for the basis of your card or project.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Come and visit the other dolls at

Stamps: Simply Betty Stamps "Miller", Whipper Snapper "Peek A Boo" and Tiddly Inks "Moon and Twisted Tree"
Paper: Basic Grey "Eerie"
Embellishments: Misc foil stars
Punches: MS gate punch, MS bat punch
Ink: Copics

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #10

It'sssss POLKA TIME!!

Polka dots that is!!  Who doesn't like a cute polka dot every once in awhile.  LOL!  This week I used 60s Ivy Lolita from Tickled Pink Stamps and made a circle easel card.  I'm liking them and I think there are more of these is my future!

So check out all the other DT's fabulous creations and also more deets

Stamps: Lil Lolita "60s Ivy"
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: Prima flowers, sel-adhesive pearls & cherry charm from UK Hobby House, misc ribbon, lace from Wild Orchid, brown brad from American Crafts and flower chipboard from Maya Road
Punches: Quickutz "Flourish", MS border punches and MS leaf punch
Ink: Copics

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #15

This week's challenge is to create a card/project based upon your FAVORITE BURTON FILM.  I haven't seen Alice in Wonderland yet, but I already know it's gonna be my favorite.  LOL!!  So here you have her "Queen of Hearts"! 

Here you see me using Ivy from the Lil Lolita line.  Yup and once again we are being sponsored by the lovely and generous Kellie, of Tickled Pink Stamps.  Woo!! 

Head on over to the
today and check out the other
DT creations for the week.
I tell you, these ladies definitely INSPIRE!! 

Also, I am entering this card into

Stamps: Lil Lolita "Ivy"
Paper: Creative Imaginations
Embellishments: Black heart shaped garland, black ribbon and flowers from Wild Orchid, bling flourish from Prima, misc grosgrain ribbon, Maya Road chipboard hearts with Stickles and red heart shaped doiley hiding behind everything.
Punches: MS border punches
Ink: Copics

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenge #4

I am soooo EXTREMELY EXCITED to tell you that I was asked to be a Guest Designer for

Tickled Pink Stamps!

If you're wondering why you've heard of them before, it's because I am on the Lil Lolita Boutique challenge blog, which is a line of specialty stamps that TPS sells.  I hope you were lucky enough to get in on her Lil Lolita digi sale over the past weekend.  Would love to see you join us in this month's challenge.  I LOVED this month's sketch:

And here is moi card!!  Isn't she cute?!!  I love Lilith - she's always so full of enthusiasm.  LROL!!  

SO!  Want to know what you are playing for? 

Talk about generous!!  WOOO!!  Also, just so you know, you can enter this contest more then once but please be sure to link directly to your related post.

If you are looking for more ideas please check out what all the Tickled Pink Stamps DT did up at Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.  They are GORGEOUS!! 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Victorian Ladies Blog Hop

(Soon to be available in rubber - see SBS for details)


If you have come by way of Debbie's blog you're going the right way.  If not, you might want to start over at Simply Betty Stamps and participate cuz there are some great giveaways!!  (See below)

Today we have six wonderful new digis and I was lucky enough to showcase 2 of them.  This is Darcy and Timothy.  I have made my card more Victorian today then my Tuesday, Mina card.  (She was a smidge Burtonesque but still Victorian).  

Betty from Simply Betty Stamps says:

What's a hop without prizes and discounts right? (Funny but I SO AGREE!!)
So here it is...

Buy all six new Victorian Beauties for $12.00 using code 06VIC12!
Code will expire Sunday August 8th at 11:59 PM PST.

3 Lucky winners will win 2 New Victorian Beauties Digis of their choice by simply leaving a comment on one of our Lucky Blog Hopper's Blog. There is nothing you have to do, just simply comment, and one winner will be randomly chosen. Of course you won't know which are the lucky blogs until we announce the winners! Ha!

2 Lucky winners will win 3 New Victorian Beauties digis of their choice by leaving a comment on any of the blogs as well as here! Those winners will also be chosen randomly!

1 Lucky winner will win all six New Victorian Beauties digis by leaving coming back here and leaving a comment on your favorite card and why. One winner will be chosen randomly to receive all six new digis of the Victorian Beauties!

As a last minute decision, Betty of Simply Betty Stamps, has decided to donate half her proceeds of her sales to:

Now for something new... When I had my little Jude (21 months now) we were stuck down there for four weeks with his little premature issues! He was first released to us 9 days after his birth, we brought him home... and 2 days later he stopped breathing on us! It was the middle of the night, there was a snow blizzard and the paramedics couldn't get to us fast enough. Thank God my husband has EMT training! He brought him back after 3 minutes! Back to the NICU it was for us until about two days before Christmas! We were just so grateful as a family that we had this little bundle of joy for Christmas. It was long and trying to live in a hotel for the periods he was in the NICU. I live in the mountains and there are no Baby deliveries or facilities for special needs like ours. So, here is the reason for my long babble about my son's birth and the trials... I am expecting again, and have already started with a little bit of complications. However, all is well now and baby is healthy so far. As you can all imagine living in a hotel was expensive, there was a Ronald Mc Donald house nearby that would have helped us with housing for the period he was in the NICU but at the time they were all booked up. We were on the waiting list, but never got in. No worries though! I felt that the people in the Ronald Mc Donald house were in much more need than our family.

It's my turn to help and give back, I know they did not help us, but it was not because they didn't want to, when Jude was born there were 85 babies in the NICU!!! 85!! That was 85 families in need. I want to help, because I felt we were blessed with Jude and him over coming his issues. I also want to help just because... no reason needed right? So... here is what I would like to ask of all you wonderful ladies... I would like to make 100 sales... of course more is always welcome! 100 sales of all 6 new images with the discount of course, out of those sales I am going to give half, that's right half of the money from the sales to the Ronald Mc Donald house adjacent to the hospital where Jude was born, which is where this one will be born as well. And not because I want something back, but because the families that are there are in need. There were so many families that their babies didn't make it. It brought me to tears time after time to see empty beds a couple of days when I visited my baby while in their NICU. It seemed that almost every other day a baby was lost. It brought me to stop crying cause my baby was very healthy despite his episode! So, I hope this make sense to you all, and hope you can all help me give back a little to those in need. Thank you for reading my story and thank you for taking the time to make a purchase! Now onto happier times and a hippity hopping!

Your next stop will be
GLORIA, Creey Glowbugg!!
She's just plain friggin' awesome!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #9

{If you are looking for the Kellita blog hop please scroll down}


Wahoo!!  Ok, one of my favorites things to do is Bling It Up!!  I  adding stuff to my card and had a tough time putting down the bling and backing slowly away from my desk!!  This week I used 60s Hippie Willow from Tickled Pink Stamps the Lil Lolita Fashionette line. 

FOR MY BLING I used Glitter Ritz around the edges of 3 of my layers, I also added a bunch of Stardust Stickles to all my flowers (if you click the pic bigger you might be able to see them better), I added chandelier garland and pearl pins, which I think are bling.  Tough to get Stickles to show up in the camera.  They don't like to cooperate. 

So c'mon and check out all the details on the Lil Lolita Boutique challenge blog. 

PRIZE ALERT!!  There is A WEEKLY Lil Lolita up for grabs so find out which one by also visiting the LLB blog

Please take a visit over to also see what wonderful blingage the DT has come up with this week. 


You asked for it, Kellie is going to give it!!!


so check it out:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Boss Lady Blog Hop

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLIE!  Kellie is the boss lady of our Lil Lolita Boutique challenge blog, as well as owner of Tickled Pink Stamps and TPS challenge blog.   So, for her birthday we decided to have a special birthday blog hop for her. 

The pink ladies of Tickled Pink Stamps, including international, have joined forces with Lil Lolita Boutique for this fun birthday hop day!

The gorgeous Debbie had an idea and approached Christine, the designer of our gorgeous Lolitas, and on the sly asked if she would design a KELLITA! Then Debbie let Kristy in on the secret and asked if she would like to help, of course Princess said yes! So together Debbie & Kristy sent pictures and ideas of what Kellita should look like....... So lets begin the hop so you can see our fabulous Kellita Birthday cards and join us in wishing Kellie a very happy birthday!

If you didn’t arrive from Jodie from Oz's blog then go back to the start at Debbie's blog and hop along with us.

The only stipulation on this card is (and maybe you've figured it out by now) we had to color her hair red.  I had so much fun with this card!!  I added gold Stickles to the borders and Wild Orchid flowers and used up some heart bauble garland that Jacque gave me in some blog candy awhile ago.  I'm not sure that Kellie's eyes are green but ..... well, today they are!  LOL!!! 

Happy birthday Kellie!  I hope we all managed to pull this off without you finding out and I also hope my card made it to you on time!  Have a fabulous day!! 

Now of course what is a hop
without prizes???

2 lucky commenters will get the chance to win this


All you have to do is comment on each card. The winners will be announced on Wednesday the 11th August on the Tickled Pink Blog.

Next stop on the hop is Jackie Thomas!  She has some kick butt stuff and is one talented lady!!

****{Please note Kellita is a limited edition digi and is not for sale}

More Kellie Blog Candy

This blog candy will happen fast but I haven't had a chance to post it yet.  Kellie is giving this away for her birthday ON her birthday so if you're quick enough, get your name onto Mr. Linky!  Who can't use more Magnolia's in the rubber stamping collection?!!  Me for one!!  WOO!  Thanks for the chance Kellie!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #14


This week is all about Victorian Ladies and a bit more special as the brand new images we are using are from our Betty, owner of The Burtonesque Dolls blog challenge and Simply Betty Stamps.  Your challenge is to create a Burton style fun Victorian card using any Burton gal from any movie.  I kinda missed that part!!  I'm sure I could make her fit to some Timothy Burton movie but I must confess I left that part out.  HOW?!!!  LOL!

Prize alert!!  Please see The Burtonesque Dolls challenge blog for more information on this week's prize, rules and more inspiration from all the dolls!! 

From TBD blog some BLOG HOP INFO!!!  

"The Victorian Beauties images will be released and available for purchase at Simply Betty Stamps later this week, and the Dolls have been invited to participate in the Release Hop on August 6th! Woot woot! So be sure to join us at the SBS Blog on Friday for more fun and chances to win the new digis!"

Stamps: Simply Betty Stamps "Mina" and misc flourish stamps
Paper: Misc papers
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Michael's skull embellie and doiley
Punches: MS "Gate" border punch, Flourish Quickutz die, Quickutz circle nestie
Ink: Colored With Copics

Monday, August 2, 2010





Thursday 5th August 2010 at 5pm *Victoria, Australian Time* and will end Sunday 8th August 2010 at MIDNIGHT

PLEASE NOTE the time change so you can take advantage of this awesome sale! 
(If you are unsure please ask me and I'll send you a separate email.) 

****Tickled Pink Stamps/Lil Lolita Stamps are intended for your personal use and you are not permitted to redistribute, including copying, lending, duplicating, sharing, swapping, reselling or putting online. Except for as elements in a digital scrapbook or as demonstration photos of your finished projects.