Friday, November 30, 2012

Your Next Stamp-Ellie Loves Latte

Okay so I am not really sure how it happened but someone during my online Black Friday shopping some new crafty items slipped into my cart!  HAHA.

I got some new release stamp from Your Next Stamp, called Ellie Loves Latte, and decided to use it for their current sketch challenge.  I got this great paper recently from My Minds Eye called Sweater Weather and thought it would be great for paper piecing. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges

Crazy 4 Challenges-Give Thanks
Milk Coffee Challenges-Thankful,Give Thanks
Creative Belli-Give Thanks
A Gem of a Challenge-Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp-Anything goes
365-Wintry/Patterned Paper

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stamping Bella-Uptown Girl

I am soo still trying to figure out Splitcoast Stampers stuff and Stamping Bella is having a special challenge on their so I decided to go in on it but really not sure if I linked it up right.

I used this stamp image, Flora the Cyclist, which is from the Uptown Girl Collection.  The paper is from MME, Prima flowers from my stash, and the border is actually from K&Company.

Colored the image with my Copics

Hair: Y19,15,13
Grass: YG 03,06
Dress: Pink-R 85,83,81 and blues-B00,02,05
Skin: E53,51,50

I just sponged the background with my many ink pads and sentiment is from a Karber stamp I have.  I cut the shape out in my Cricut.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges-

Stamping Bella Splitcoast Stamper Challenge
Graphicat Sketches-based on their sketch #1
Crafting For all Seasons-Flowers
7 Kids College Fund-Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door-Anything Goes
Pile It On-Anything Goes but Christmas

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Crafty Sentiments New Release

Surprise! Crafty Sentiments have decided to do a Mini Release of three great stamps that can be used to celebrate the New Years or Birthdays. I used this great stamp called Jasmin Party to create this birthday card. 

Of course I had fun with my paper piecing again with this great colors from MME paper stack.  I have had this ribbon and jumbo flowers in my stash for a while and not really sure what to do with this so I thought it would look good with this card.

Used the following Copic colors for this one:

Skin: E23,E21,R20
Gloves/Shoes/Flower:  R20,R22,R24
Hair: E 37,35

Now remember that once we hit 130 followers at Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog , we will choose someone who has left a comment recently to receive a fantastic mystery package!

I will enter this card into the following challenges

Cards by Lady Anne-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Crafting for All Seasons-Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge-Paper Piecing
Tuesday Alchemy-Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Kraft

Welcome to another Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. This week's challenge is a fun one:

Kraft + One Other Color

Create a project that uses the color Kraft plus one other color of your choice. You can add other neutrals, but be sure that the main one is the Kraft.

We have another week of two great challenge prizes. A gift card from Loves Rubberstamps and

We have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!

The winner will also win 5 digi stamps of their choice from Eureka Stamps!
Now I will let you know that Kraft is not my strong point either...I just not sure what to do with it.  I used one of the adorable stamps Mimosa Gingerbread by Bildmalarna.
I did my coloring with my Colored Pencils and Copics this time and my Spellbinders for the borders and a touch of stickles.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sparkle Creations Card

So I am finally ahead of the game with most of my DT requirements so I decided to have a little fun with some recent stamps I have gotten.

This lovely stamp is from Sparkle Creations called Suitcase Ruby. This challenge is a Sketch challenge which I love since it keep it nice and simple for me.

The paper is from MME paper stack I had. I used my Spellbinders for the image and also the Out of the Box Technique.  The border is a recent one I acquire at Loves Rubberstamps out of the MFT collection called Faux Border Die.  Flowers from my stash.

Colored the image with my Copics this time.

Skin:  YR00, YR000, R20
Blues: BG 5,9,10,15
Hair: Y19,15,13

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Sparkle Creations-Sketch Challenge
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes
Pile It On-Anything But a Christmas Card
Color Throwdown-Color Inspiration
Polka Doodles-Any Die will do
Lady Anne's Challenge-Anything Goes
Mad for Markers-Use YR & Y Family

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Inspirations

Happy Monday Everyone! Today I am here with my Monday Morning Inspiration for Loves Rubberstamps.  I used the stamp Sweet Apples which is a Belle and Whistles Stamps.  As many of you know, B&W has gone out of business so if you want those cuties be sure to head on over and snatch them up while you can.

Colored the image with my Copics then added some sponging and some left over chipboard I had in my stash.

I will be entering this on into:

Pile It On-Anything but a Christmas Card
Lady Anne-Anything Goes
Inky Impressions-Make it Girly
Creative Moments-Anything Goes
Paper Pretties-Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper-Anything Goes

Being that it is Cyber Monday, Loves Rubberstamps is having a special for today only

For Cyber Monday... starting at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT and Valid Monday 11-26 ONLY!

When you Spend $50 you will receive a free pack of Candi Dots Embellishments!

Spend $100 - you will receive the Candi Dots PLUS a free 6x6 Pad of Designer Paper!

Spend $150 - you will receive the Candi Dots, the 6x6 pad of Designer Paper
PLUS a FREE Darice Embossing Folder!

The Free Gifts will be included with all qualifying orders and are OUR CHOICE.

Spend $200 or more - you will receive the Candi Dots, The 6x6 Paper pack, The Embossing Folder PLUS a FREE SINGLE STAMP of YOUR CHOICE retail price of $15.00 or less!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell World Challenge GDT Post

It is November 25 so that means it is time for another monthly challenge at Elisabeth Bell World Challenge

We want to see you using A DIFFERENT Type of Fold on your cards.

Remember you MUST use a Elisabeth Bell image
This month we are sponsored by

The winner will receive
something sweet from
Whiff of Joy
PLUS as always,

you will also get your choice of
2 digis from the
We hope that you can find some crafting time to join us this month.
This month I used a double Z fold card shape and a stamp from Whiff of Joy called Dreamy Willow with Flowers.
The paper is from MME and the flowers are from Wild Orchid and the flourish if by Cheery Lynn Designs which I did trim to fit the sides and my favorite technique of paper piecing.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Whimsy January Guest DT Submission

I am a huge lover of Whimsy Stamps and sentiments and as I following the newest Whimsy Stamp Release they are offering a contest to be a Guest Designer for the January release.  Knowing how much I love Whimsy Stamps I decided to enter into the running for the January GDT slot. Here are a selection of cards I have done from about the most recent two in October to as far back as June.  

If you are interested in throwing your hat in the ring here are the details:

** Guest Designer Contest - January 2013 **

Would you like to join us our a guest designer for our January 2013 release?

If you would like to be considered for this, please make a new post on your blog telling us why you would like to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps and add the direct link to your post in the Linky tool below.

Please ensure you include at least one Whimsy Stamps creation in your blog post (this doesn't have to be new, but it would be great if it was a recent creation).

The contest will remain open during the entire November release week and will close at 12.00pm EST on Wednesday 28 November.  We will announce the winning entry in our "Release in Review" post here on the Whimsy blog on Wednesday 5 December.

Good luck!

Crafty Sentiments Christmas Sale and Inspirations Blog Prizes

Be sure to check out the Daily Inspirations Page over at Crafty Inspirations Blog. Prizes to be won and lots of great ideas and play in our Facebook challenges as well.
Check out the fabulous sale over at Crafty Sentiments and if you are looking for a US retailer of their stamps go check out Loves Rubberstamps.

Black Friday Extended Deal at Loves Rubberstamps

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Got word from our lovely store owner Laura that she is having a Black Friday WEEKEND sale over at Loves Rubberstamps. 

Have you seen all the newest addition she added into the store including Candi Dots, Magnolia, Stamping Bella, Paper Stacks, Sweet Pea and the current PREORDER (which she has a separate discounted code for!) of the newest Saturated Canary line!

So here is the info:

Start your Christmas Shopping off with us and save a few bucks while you are at it! We have lots of things for those crafty people on your list!
 Save 20% Storewide!
 Use Coupon Code
Excludes Preorders -
Valid through Midnight
Sunday 11-25
These offers are available for a limited time only - so don't miss out!
Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Digi Bells Inspiration Post-Lil Janiel

I am back again for a double dose of EB Digital Gallery Goodness. Again a prescheduled post since I am either working or hitting the Black Friday sales. What is Black Friday my international friends may ask???...just the BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE SEASON with AWESOME sales that start at midnight and last till mid day so this will be a sleepless night for many here.

Today I used the adorable image Lil Janiel's Harvest that is just perfect for the Fall Season.  Again I used paper from MME stash (I have an MME paper hoarding problem and I am not ashamed to admit it). The flowers are from my Prima Flowers stash as well as the pearls.  I used my Cherry Lynn Flourish for the embellishment on the card and used my favorite technique of paper piecing...I just love the ummpph it gives your card.

Used the following Copic Colors for this one

Hair: E37,35, E 25, 23
Skin: E11,01,00,000
Stocking: R 20,22,24

Thursday, November 22, 2012

EB Digi Bells Inspirational Post.

Hello Everyone. Welcome to my first showcase day for EB Digi Bells Inspirational post.  For those of us here in the USA, Happy Thanksgiving. I have prescheduled this post since I am probably knee deep in cooking right now. I am actually going to my Sister's and my mother has flown in from Florida to spend the Holidays here. All the kids are super excited to hang out with the cousins and grandma!

Today I am showcasing the fabulous digital image called Little Rapunzel. Doesn't she have just the sweetest face?  The paper is from MME stash and the flowers are from my Prima flower collection. I used my Spellbinders for the scallops in the back. 

The image was colored with my Copics

Hair: Y21,23, E33, E31, E21
Skin: E21, 23
Shirt/Shawl-R 20,22,24
Pants: B 93,95,97
Green: G05
Orange: Y07

Please be sure to check out the many others in Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge

Welcome back to another weekly challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges .  Our challenge today is to USE RIBBON.  This is sooo a challenge for me since me and ribbon do not get along but I think I pulled it off..maybe.
 Today we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the fantastic Paper Shelter images as well as the the ever generous gift certificate to the Loves Rubberstamps Shop .
I colored the image with a combination of my Spectrum Noirs and Copics. I used my Crafters Companion Cardstock to print this out on too.

Hair-(SN) TN7,TN8
Snow/clouds- (SN) TB1, TB 2
Skin-Copics E11,13,15

This paper is from my stash and did my favorite technique of paper piecing her oufit and threw some stickles in there too.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts-Winter
Forever Friends-Use Ribbon and Twine
One Stitch at a Time-Use a Digi
Send a Smile for Kids-Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin-Snow People

Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Thanks

Welcome back to another fantastic challenge for Crafty Sentiments. Today our Challenge theme is
I used the digital image from Crafty Sentiments called ScillaI did the out of the box technique with my Spellbinders and colored the image with my Spectrum Noir and Copics.  The sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set I had and the rhinestones from my stash. Paper is from MME and the borders are from my stash.

Can not wait to see your fabulous creations over at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.  Remember if you enter with a Crafty Sentiments image you will be entered into the drawing TWICE.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft door- AnythingGoes
Sweet Stamps-Thank You
Tuesday Throwdown-thankful
Lexi's Creations-thankful
Lollipop Crafts-Thanks
Love to Create-Give Thanks
Simon Says Stamp and Show-thank you
Songbird Challenge-diamonds are a girl's best friend
ABC- Color Challenge

Monday, November 19, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Monday

Hello bloggy friends and welcome to my Monday Morning inspiration post for Loves Rubberstamps.  Today I decided to get out my lovely Belle & Whistles collection and color up this cutie called Warm Apple Pie. As many of you know, Belle & Whistles has closed their doors but Laura still has a number of these fabulous images by Elisabeth Bell at her store but act fast because once sold out, they are not coming back.

I stamped this image on my trusty Crafters Companion paper with my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink  and colored this image with a combo of my Spectrum Noirs and my Copics.

Please be sure to check out all the latest products we got at the store and of course the great ways you can win by being a follower of the inspiration blog, the challenge blog, be a fan on the Facebook 
page, add the candy badge to you blog on the side bar, and don't forget to leave a comment on the
inspiration post!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Dream Valley-Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody-Anything Goes
Tammy Scrapin Corner-fall or thanksgiving
Paper Playtime-anything goes
ATC & Cards with Attitude-Anything Goes
Jelly park friends-Food

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sentimental Sundays-Get Well Soon

Welcome to a lovely Sunday morning and our newest challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Today our challenge theme is very appropriate for this colder weather season we are having here which is 
Get Well!
I know I have at least a few cards and many sick kids days here too already. 

Our fantastic sponsors for today are

Whoopsi Daisy Digi Shop
Whoopsi Daisy 

My Craft Spot

Today I used a digital Image by Mayzy Art. Mayzy has been on a break but she is back with a new store and new digis.  I colored the image with my Copics and the paper is from MME paper stack. I used the Tiny Tag stamp set by My Craft Spot for my Sentiment. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Friday, November 16, 2012

Digi Bells Monthly Blog Hop-Happy Mail.

I am soo excited to be able to participate in the newest release from the Elizabeth Bell Digital Gallery.
 You should have gotten here from the super talent Linda blog and make sure you start from the beginning to enter in a chance of winning this beauty.
 This months FABULOUS Digi is  called

Isn't it always the coolest to get some Happy Mail from friends and family that just make you smile.  For this image, I decide to wipe out my never ending stack of paper by MME Stella & Rose Collection to make the card and the paper piecing.  The sentiment is from my stash of Rub ons and the flowers are from my collection.

Thank you for stopping by and feast your eyes on the next gorgeous card that Rosie has available for you.  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Thanksgiving/Thank you

Happy Tuesday. Welcome to another fantastic challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps.  This week's challenge is a fun one:

Thanksgiving - Gooble Til' Ya Wobble!

Create a project that is Thanksgiving themed. You can use Turkeys, Pilgrims, Indians, Corn, Horn of Plenty, Fall and Autumn themes... and for our International friends that do not celebrate Thanksgiving, you can simply create a Thank you card :)
We have two great prizes to win today.  A lovely gift certificate to the Loves Rubberstamps store and a Sweet N Sassy of 3 digis!
Today I chose to do a card with my La La Land Stamps. These stamps are Pilgrim Luka and Pilgrim Marci that are now IN STOCK so grab them while you can. This is about as CAS as I get. I colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs this time..even the skin! I got alot of work to do with those but I think it is coming along.
Skin is FS3,2 TN 2, PP1
Marci Outfit: DG 2,DG4 and EB 4
Luka Outfit: IG10,8
Hair & Brown shirt: TN 7,8
And can I say how happy I am that I got that ribbon to make a nice bow for me...I am sooo bow challenged so this one is going down in the record books everyone!
I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Outlawz Challenge-Thankful (Sunday CAS)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Monday

I am doing my best to get my post up nice and early which means prescheduled posts cause the only thing I am doing up this early is nagging kids to get ready for school and drinking my coffee!

Today I bring you a tag I made with one of the fantastic Saturated Canary images called Windy Day available over at Loves Rubberstamps. The tag is cut out on my Cricut via the Art Philosophy cart.  I then used my CC design die to create the butterflies, my stash of doilies and some pearls I had. That lovely charm is from Crafty City. 

Colored the image with my Copics this time.

Skin: E21,23, R34
Hair: E21,E25,E27,E37
Top Dress and shoes: R 24,22,20
Greens: YG 3,6
Bottom Dress/Flower: R 81,83

Laura has been super busy adding tons of new products from new stamp lines to new embellishments too so make sure you hope over there to take a peek and of course join in our challenge to get a chance at a great gift certificate.

I will be entering this tag into the following challenges:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sentimental Sundays-Give Thanks

It is another fabulous Sunday morning.  Today at Sentimental Sundays our challenge theme is Thanks or Thanksgiving. 

Our fabulous sponsors for today are Bugaboo Stamps and Crafty City.

Today I created a card with an image from Sparkle Creations called Fall Charlotte.  The paper and embellishments are from my stash.

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs but I have to admit I did this picture a while back so I am not sure which colors I used.

Hope you have a great day and can not wait to see your fabulous entry into Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Paper Crafting World 25 Days of Christmas Guest Designer

As many of you may know I have a great love for my Cricut and tend to use it especially for the holidays. When one of my former DT was offering to have a 25 Day Guest DT spot, I was happy to jump at the chance to dust off my Cricut and whip out some projects (cause sometimes these coloring fingers get tired!). 

So if you love your die cut machine (many have a Cameo, Pazzle, etc or Cricut) and like SVG files and cute digi stamps please be sure to join us at Paper Crafting World.

I am super excited to be back at Paper Crafting World and hope for the Christmas season you come to join us.


Crafty Sentiments-Vinca New Stamp Release

Welcome back to last day of the latest Stamp Release on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog from Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Today I am showcasing the newest Vinca stamp called Christmas Gift. I decided to do a combo of paper piecing on her dress.  I love the color blue in the winter time since it reminds me of snow.  The snowflakes and ornaments are cut from my Cricut.  Used my stickles to add some glitter to her outfit.

Just a reminder that a fabulous prize is being offered of  3 of our new release stamps . To be in for a chance to win you must become a follower and comment on the above blog all 3 days.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge-Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin-Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon-Christmas but no red/green
Christmas Stampin All year Long-Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz-Feeling Blue
Delightful Challenges-Snowflakes

Friday, November 9, 2012

Candle Picture Tutorial-Saturated Canary

Hey everyone,

One of my DT member at Loves Rubberstamps saw the candle I made for my Anything Goes Challenge last week and asked me how it was done. Since I figured she may not be the only person who may want to learn this technique I figured I would show post it on my blog for all to see.  It is SUPER EASY and if you need a video just put it into Youtube and you will find tons of them but since I do not have the stuff to make a video I figured a picture tutorial would work with this one so be warned this is picture heavy. I will also apologize for the lighting since my craft room is in the basement so it a bit dark down there.

First UP...Supplies

Candle, Tissue paper, Candle, Stamp of your choice, Memento Ink Pad, Heat Gun and whatever coloring medium you are going to use. I am using the gorgeous image Candy Canes by Saturated Canary. Any candle will do but I tend to use white or ivory color so that your color image stands out best.

Second UP:

Stamp your image onto the tissue paper. Color as you desire. Since it is Tissue paper it WILL BLEED THROUGH the back and easy comes out the side so VERY LIGHT hand with the ink and if you use any stickle too.

Third: Cut out our picture close to the does not have to be exact cause the tissue paper will melt into the candle. 

Fourth and LAST STEP! Take your image and figure out where you want it placed. Take your wax paper and TIGHTLY wrap it around the image and the whole candle and hold in the back.  Then take your heat gun, turn it on and quickly move it over the image while still holding the wax paper tightly over the candle, keep it close but not tooo close. It melts SUPER quick and once you see the tissue paper has melted in take it away as you can melt it too much. The whole melting process may take me no more than a minute and yes I have burnt myself before so be careful.

Then TA DA....Candle is done! Add a ribbon bottom of whatever else you want.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial. I have been in the 3D mode lately so be ready for some more 3D creations coming your way soon.  Another gift done for the holidays...yeah baby!

I will be entering this item into the following challenges:

Sweet Pea Stampers-Gift
Let's Create Anything but a Card Challenge
Copic Marker Europe-Christmas but not a Card
DRS Designs-Candles
Southern Girls-Christmas
Tuesday Alchemy-Anything but a Card
Whimsy Inspirations-Traditional Christmas Colors

Crafty Sentiments-New Release Time

It is time for another fantastic release by Crafty Sentiments.  For the next few days the DT will be showcasing the wonderful new images available over that the Crafty Sentiments Inspirationals Blog

I am showcasing the newest Rosie Gathering Flowers. I colored this image with my Copics. The paper is actually a collection of lots of scraps from my desk..yeah for clearing some stash.

Not only is there is there a fantastic new release but  Crafty Sentiments will have a prize of 3 of our new release stamps!

To be in for a chance to win they must become a follower and comment on the above blog all 3 days!

Hope to see you tomorrow when I showcase another of the fabulous new stamps.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sweet Pea Card

So I manage to get my last of the halloween style cards done with an adorable stamp called Jack-O-Lantern Tea by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps.

The outfit reminded me of Alice in Wonderland so I went with a bluish scheme with hint of colors from the purple and gray. I colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs & Copics

Blue: SN TB1,2,3
Grays:SN IG 1,2
Hair: Copics E07,9,19
Table/Chair: Copic E43
Pumpkin: YR 04,07

Paper is from my retired CTMH Stash and sentiment is from My Craft Spot Teeny Tags.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations-No Flowers
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges-Lots Of Layers
Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge-Thinking of You
Stampin for the Weekend-Anything Goes
Stamp and Create-Lace
Annabelle Stamps-Color Inspiration
I will also be putting this one on the Sweet Pea Stamp blog where you can enter your blog entry for a $5 off a 10 dollar purchase too. 

Come back tomorrow to check out the newest release stamps by Crafty Sentiments!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Enabler alert...some great sales I have found

My favorite things is having a retired stamp set sale so all stamp sets being retired, look up specials category, are 50% off.

Sweet Pea Stamps is having an overstock sale and she has 13 pages of stamps, under super sale section, for only $2 dollars.
Mayzy Art is back and having a 50% off sale so all digis are $1 dollar.

Simply Betty Stamps is having numerous end of year clearance sales... older stamps 50% off, newer stamps 20% off and paper sets 35% off.

Happy Shopping!

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-Anything Goes

It is the beginning of a new month so that means it is time for our ANYTHING GOES challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge.

In my mission to get my teacher gift done, I decided to complete a candle to give to one of my daughters teacher.

I used the lovely new Christmas images that Loves Rubberstamps have added by Wild Rose Studios called Feeding Robins. I have to admit that I am new to this company but I am sooo loving their darling images that I think I will be building quite a collection soon. 

Oh and if you want to know, I did add the stickles directly onto my tissue paper BEFORE the transfer and as you see if comes out great.  Colored the image on my white tissue paper with my Copics.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges-

Divas by design-Festive (Christmas theme)
Papertake Weekly Challenge-anything goes 
One Crazy Stamper-Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts-Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin All Year Long-Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge-Vibrant Colors

Crafty Sentiments-Poppies

I am super excited to be writing my first post as a Guest Designer for Crafty Sentiments Challenge. This week our theme is Poppies. And the prize is 10£ voucher at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

 The adorable stamp is called Butterflies and Flowers and is available at the Crafty Sentiments Store for purchase. The paper set is from MME. I got some spellbinder borders that were 50%...yeah I said 50% off at AC Moore a few weeks ago and used it in this one.  The poppies are cut from my Cricut.

I used mostly my Spectrum Noirs to color this image

Orange: Spectrum Noirs-CR8,10,11
Aqua: Spectrum Noirs-BT 1,2,4,5
Skin: Copics-E11,E00,E000,R20
Hair: Spectrum Noirs-CT 1,2,3,4

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

CMC Creative-Anything with a Twist of Orange

Monday, November 5, 2012

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Inspirational

It feels so good to get back to some sense of regular routine.  I am super excited that I am able to actually do my blog post since my cable and power is back. 

Been trying to catch up on some scrapbooking.  My middle daughter just turned 6 actually but I finally scrapped her 5th Bday photo shoot pictures.  I used a cropped image of Cupcake Emma by CC Designs.  I paper pieced her bow and the cupcake wrapper to match my layout paper.

The Sentiment under her big picture is actually from A la mode set by My Favorite Things. Please be sure to stop by the store to see all the great new stamp companies and new stock Loves Rubberstamps has coming in.

And as always for Tuesday, we can not wait to see you in the challenge too. It is going be another favorite (hint hint).

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I am sooo excited to have power and finally start to get things back to normal.  We had a great time at my sisters house but we miss our beds, toys, hubby/daddy and doggies.

I also received great news that I was chosen as a Guest DT for EB Digital Bells and Elisabeth Bell World Challenge for the next three months! I am sooo super excited since I am a great lover of EB images.

I will posting some new crafty stuff soon

Crafty Hugz...have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy update

So it is now day 5 without power and it is getting old. My sister got her power back yesterday so I packed my car and the kids and drove over to warm up my babies. We will be hanging out here at her house for the weekend to stay warm unless our power comes back on. My hubby stayed home to man the ship. We have the home insurance people coming to inspect, car insurance due to my car damage and two large dogs that need care but he got a heater and a generator to keep him company though all of Daddy's girls keep whining for him.

I am not sure if I will be able to get any of my regular card posts up so forgive me on that. 

Thanks for all the kind words and hopefully our power comes back on soon. Hope everyone else is staying safe.

Crafty Hugz,