Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tag It!

Good afternoon! I want to thank all of my followers! I have reached 50 so that means I get to add a Kenny K rubber stamp from Whimsy into the blog candy. Whoop whoop! 25 more to go and there will be a second drawing for a fabulous gift from Nicole at Inky Impressions. So be sure to tell your friends. :o) You never know what else may be added. :o)

If you have not visited the Inky Impressions blog today you may want to pop over and check out the announcement for the new design team. WOW! We have some amazing ladies joining us in September. I cannot wait!

For my tag today  I used Nickie's Birdie from Inky Impressions. Along with Inky rhinestones and an adorable Inky charm. I glues red paper in the back of the heart of the charm, for some added color since the background paper is black and white. The paper is from Crate Paper, which was gifted to me from the sweet Emily along with the gorgeous ribbon. I adore the red gingham!! Go check out her blog, she does beautiful work. The lace is from an old shirt and the brad is from Bo Bunny. I colored with Copics. You can't tell in the photo but her necklace and bracelet are sparkly (I used a glitter pen).

I am submitting this to the following places. I hope you will come play with us.
Incy Wincy: anything but a card
Paper Playtime: anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Card Makin Mama's: 3 -2-1

My inspiration came from The Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab. I pulled the black, teal, and red from the photo. I want this typewriter. Isn't it fab!
I would also like to tell you about some other fabulous blog candy. My friend Karen and future DT peer has a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Magnolia - Licious up for grabs.
Also have you checked out the amazing candy that Ingvild  is offering to celebrate her new blog design. ? Besides the candy her blog is a gift in itself. Talk about a scrapper! Oh my wow!! You must go check it out. This lady is amazing!
Well that is all for me today. I hope you have a beautiful week and good luck in all of these fabulous candy giveaways! :o)
Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Monday, July 30, 2012

Crafter's Companion Inspiration

Good afternoon everyone! I hope this finds you well. I am almost done with my English class. I just have to finish up my research paper and take my final and then I will have two weeks off before I go back full-time. I am so ready for the break. :o) I had a meeting this morning to get sworn into office for the Student Government Association. So I am finally official. My name is even on the college website. I feel famous. lol

Today is my first day sharing a Crafter's Companion inspirational post. It has been so hot here in North Carolina so I thought I would take my mind to a cooler place and make a holiday card. I hope you enjoy it.

I used the Ultimate Tool to score my card base. The Ultimate Tool is fabulous for so many things. You should really check it out. The beautiful stamp I used is from Stamp-It Australia Holiday called "Linear Baubles." I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers in JG6, DG3, BT1, BG4, and CR8.

I used glitter glue on the clear ornament and the tip of the snowflake die. I used a silver gel pen for the hangers on all of the ornaments. The paper is from Basic Grey.

Be sure to stop by the CC blog and leave a comment for your chance to win this beautiful stamp.

I am entering the following challenges:
Crafty Catz: all that glitters
Creatalicious: Christmas in July

Don't forget to enter my blog candy giveaway. We are only 2 followers away from me adding in a Kenny K stamp from Whimsy.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Friday, July 27, 2012

Artsy Tag

Good evening! I am sorry I am so late with my post for today. It has been a hectic few days. I still have not used my BIGkick. Isn't that awful! I have been scared I would break it. lol At 3:00 AM this morning I managed to watch some videos on how to use it and feel more comfortable now so we will see what tomorrow brings. My final draft and Powerpoint presentation for my major research paper are due on Tuesday so I have to get that finished and take my final on Friday. Then I have two off with no school. :o) Then it will be back to full-time school. I do love it, but I am going to miss having the extra craft time. Ok do not mean to bore you.

I wanted to share this quick project with you. I was feeling alittle artsy today,  not my ususal cutesy self. ;o) I hope you like it.

Image from Skipping Stones Design. Inks are Tim Holtz Distressed Ink pads which can be purchased at Simon Says Stamp.  

Inky Dinky Drops from Inky Impressions. Sentiment from Skipping Stones Design.

Charm from Tim Holtz, which can be purchsed at Simon Says Stamp. The frame came from Michael's Clearance section. I do not remember who made it.

Don't forget to enter my blog candy giveaway.

I am entering my project into the following challenges. Come join me! :o)

Allsorts: distressing
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Mema's Crafts: anything goes

That is all for now. I hope you all have a beautiful tomorrow. :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I am so excited!

Good morning! Before I get to my card for the new Inky Impressions challenge I just have to tell you that I am so excited. My hubby and my MIL got me a BigKick and two spellbinders (foliage and ovals). Since losing all of my craft supplies a couple years ago I was without a cutting machine (I use to have a Cricut), so I am over the moon about this! I have not had a go at playing with it yet, as it was late when everyone left last night, but I am definitely playing with it today after my Student Government meeting. I can't wait! If you have a favorite die I would love to hear what it is so I can check it out. I am sure my wish list is going to be long! lol

OK so enough about that and on to my Inky card. Ironically enough the challenge this week is dies or punches. I had to use punches this time. lol

 I used punches for some of the flowers and twigs. I also used a corner rounder punch for the tag.

I used adorable Sassy Lili. I just love her and those little sandals are just so cute! I hope you like it.

I am entering these fabulous challenges. Come play with me!
Allsorts: distressing
ATC's and Cards with Attitudes: anything goes
Make it Monday: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show: hey girl
The Pink Elephant: summer
Totally Stampalicious: texture
Oldie but Goodie: photo inspiration (oldie: silk leaves)
Papertake Weekly: make your own (some leaves and tendrils)
Charisma Cardz: favorite animals (chicken paper)
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Mema's Crafts: anything goes

Other supplies:
Sentiment: PTI
Paper: Recollections
Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Coloring: Copics
Embellishments: from my stash

Don't forget to enter my blog candy. :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy birthday to me!

Howdy! I hope this finds you well. Today is my birthday and it has been great so far. My oldest daughter surprised me with breakfast and a heartfelt letter and a handmade card, my yougest daughter also made me a very sweet card. Then  I spent the entire afternoon playing with paper. :o) I stayed off the computer, turned off my phone and just enjoyed a creative day. It was great!!
For my card today I used a stamp from Skipping Stones Design. I just love it!

I paper-pieced the travel cup and added gorgeous pearls from Inky Impressions. Added ribbon, button floss, and a chipboard tag. Easy peasy! The paper is from Recollections.

I am entering this into the following challenges.
Totally Paper Crafts: photo insiration

Don't forget to enter to win my birthday blog candy. :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Birthday Blog Candy!!

Candy now closed! Winners will be announced soon!

Good afternoon! Today is my birthday and I want to share my blessings with you so I am offering up some blog candy. As some of you know after I had a break from crafting (due to unforeseen circumstances) I accidently deleted my blog. I about cried! So, I want to thank all of you that found me and became a follower of my new blog and  also thank you to my new followers. YOU are what makes blogging so much fun. It would be pretty boring if no one ever visited. It would be like decorating for a party and no one coming. lol

Ok so on to the candy and those pesky little rules. :o)

How to Enter:

#1 Post my candy on your sidebar with a link back to my blog.
#2 Become my follower.
#3 Link up below.
#4 Candy only blogs will be deleted.

* If I hit 50 followers I will add in a Kenny K rubber stamp from Whimsy.
Kenny K rubber stamp from Whimsy has been added (Anime Game Kid). :o) Now let's try to hit 75 followers so we can have two winners and give away some Inky Impressions products.

* If I hit 75 followers there will be a second drawing for a prize donated by the sweet and generous Nicole of Inky Impressions.

* I will ship anywhere in the world, but I cannot be responsible for duties or taxes.

That's it! Pretty easy, huh! Thank you for helping me spread the word about my blog and for being such loyal followers! Good luck to you all. The candy closes at noon (EST.) on August 24 and a winner (or winners) will be announced soon after.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Friday, July 20, 2012

Inspirational Post - Inky Impressions

Good morning! It is my turn to make an inspirational post over at Inky Impressions. I hope you will run over and say hi. :o)

For my inspirational post I made a gift card holder using a large chipboard tag. I used the adorable Hula Lili and a gorgeous starfish charm from the Inky store. Have you checked out ALL of the Inky charms. There is such a variety of unique charms and the prices are awesome!

The tab top I used for the gift card was precut, but you can easily cut your own. I used repositional tape to adhere the tab top to the gift card.

You can decorate the back or just adhere a piece of neutral cardstock so you can write a message on the back.

I am entering my card into the following challenges. I hope you come play with us.
Kaboodle Doodle: Olympics, outdoor, hobby etc.
Simon Says Stamp and Show: no rules
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: summertime
Papertake Weekly: girlie

Well, that is all for me today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Thank you for visiting me. I appreciate it so much!
Until next time...........

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Good evening! Sorry I have not posted a card in a couple of days. I have been super busy. I had a Student Government meeting today, but I was determined to get a card made before I went. :o)

I used a stamp called Rosa from Mexico by Your Next Stamp for my card today. She is so cute. Oh, by the way she is only $2.00 in the bargain bin, so go grab her up before she is gone.  :o) I am entering her into the Your Next Stamp challenge (anything goes).

Don't forget about the new challenge at Inky Impressions. This week it is an inspirational photo challenge. You can take whatever you like for your inspiration (colors, images, scene, season etc.) Just have fun! :o)

I am entering my card into the following challenges. I hope you will come join me. :o)
Card Makin' Mamas - rubber (use rubber stamps)
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Allsorts - Inspiration (I took inspiration from the paper in the kit)

Thank you so much for stopping by. I always love reading your comments. Until next time...........

Monday, July 16, 2012

Just not right!

Good evening! I hope you had a wonderful day. I feel like my day was very non-productive. It seem to just fly right by with nothing being done. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I did manage to make a card although I am not happy with it. I do not like the placement of the flowers, they're just not right. I kept moving them around and just could not come up with what I liked so I said the heck with it and just left them. I do love this adorable image from Whimsy Stamps though. Her name is Peggy, which is my mom's name. :o)

I am entering into the following challenges. Come join me! :o)
Craft Your Passion: kraft, lace, ribbon
Simon Says Stamp and Show: No rules

That's it for me today. I hope you have a beautiful night.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Inky Impressions July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Impressions Design Team Blog Hop! On the 15th of each month we will be bringing you an Inky filled blog hop featuring our fabulous Inkettes! This month our Blog Hop theme is 'Summer Fun'! That’s right, this month we are all sharing some Inky Impressions creations that are prefect for the summer! Be sure to comment along the way, you never know where a prize may be hiding! ;o)

If you arrived here from Mary's blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Inspirational blog to start the hop.You do not want to miss out on an Inky prize!

I used Sassy LiLi for my card. Isn't she fabulous! I just love her. I also used Inky Dinky Drops and an Inky charm. Have you checked out all of the awesome embellishments that Inky carries?

In case you get off track here is the blog hop order.
         Dawn (GD)
         Mary J (GD)
You are here--------->Tonya<-----------You are here

Be sure to check out our newest stamps from our May release, they are ALL about summer!

What is a blog hop with out a prize, right! SO one lucky commenter on a hidden blog will win winner's choice of "character" or "animal" stamp and a sampling of Inky charms! To be eligable for the prize you must comment by July 20th.

It is not to late to get your entry in for the current DT call! You have until tomorrow night to submit your entry. I can't wait to see YOUR beautiful creation!

Your next and final stop on the hop is the Inky Impressions challenge blog.

I am submitting this to these wonderful challenges. I hope you will come play along.
Incy Wincy: summertime
Shabby Tea Room: elegance and Lace plus photo inspiration
Oldie but Goodie: flower power (oldie- tulle)
Sassy Cheryl's: summer fun
Paper Crafting Journey: summer
Stamping with the Dragon: ribbon and bows
Card Makin' Mamas: rubber stamps
ATC's & Cards with Attitude: anything goes
Frosted Designs: stamping
Totally Papercrafts: layers
DYSU: cool colors (color inspiration)
Inky Impressions challenge this week: The Great Outdoors

Have a fabulous time hopping and thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Friday, July 13, 2012

Harvest Day

Good evening. Sorry I am so late with my post. I had a hard time getting my mojo going today. I was up until 4 AM this morning. I just could not go to sleep. I got in the bed around 2 AM and still could not go to sleep so I got back up. Hopefully I can sleep toinight. I hope you all had a beautiful day!

I have a stack of images that colored at night while on vacation. I did not write down my Copic colors, but once i get through the colored images I have I will start including the colors I used. I know it is always handy to know the colors others use for their coloring. I am slowing getting better with my coloring. I started using Copics a month or so ago (before that I used colored pencils) and am starting to get the hang of them. I still have alot to learn, but I think I am on the right track. I don't have a large selection of colors, but I am grateful for the ones I do have. They are so much fun to work with. So, anyway here is my card for today. I hope you enjoy it.

Reminder: Inky Impressions is holding a DT call! It closes this Monday evening so be sure to get your creation submitted. I would love to work with some of you fabulous artists! :o)

Challenges I am entering. I hope you will join in the fun!!
Simon Says Stamp: fruity
Card Making Mamas: rubber stamps
Frosted Designs: rubber stamping
Totally Papercrafts: lots of layers
ATC's and Cards with Attitude: anything goes

Image: Whimsy; Apple Blossom
Paper: Recollections
Brad: Bo Bunny
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring: Copics
Rhinestones: Inky Impressions
Rest from my stash

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous night!  Until next time...........

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Belinda with Teddy

Hey everyone. Just a quick post today, as I have an English paper (rough draft) due tomorrow and need to finish it up.

Only four more days to get your beautiful creations entered for the Inky Impressions DT call. I would love to work with some of my fabulous visitors. :o)

For my card today I used Belinda with Teddy from Elisabeth Bell. She is so beautiful!

Fabulous challenges I am entering:
Charisma Cardz: recycled (lace form an old shirt)
Try it on Tuesday: bingo (lace, flowers, 2 BG papers)
Creatalicious:  anything goes
Oldie but Goodie: flower power (oldie- lace)
Make it Monday: anything goes

Image: Elisabeth Bell
Sentiment: PTI
Paper: Recollections
Flowers from my stash
Lace from an old shirt
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Coloring: Copics

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Inky Challenge - Great Outdoors

Good morning! It is time for another Inky Impressions challenge. This week it is all about the great outdoors. What better stamp to use than Gardening Lili. She is so sweet! I hope you will join in the fun. There are prizes to be won and we also crown a top 3.

Look at that sweet little face! Inky stamps are a colorer's dream.

 Here is a close-up of the adorable Lili.

 Isn't this Inky charm PERFECT and did you know that you can get The Twinery twine at Inky Impressions? Yep you sure can! :o)
I forgot to take a close-up of the Inky disco ball rhinestones, but they are so yummy! You can see a great photo of them in the Inky Impressions store. The paper is from Recollections, the ribbon is from my stash and the flower I created using an old silk flower from my stash.

Be sure to visit the Inky challenge blog to see what the other fabulous Inkettes made for you. Also, there are only a few more days left to submit your entry to be on the Inky Impressions Design Team! Don't miss your chance to work for this fabulous company!
Well that is all I have for you today. I have a meeting with two of my instructors and one of my peers to start a new administrative club for the college. I figured they have all sorts of clubs for science, art, etc., we needed an administrative club. This ole girl kinda felt left out so I took the bull by horns and I'm getting it done with the help of a great friend and two awesome instructors. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

I am entering the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: hot colors
Oldie but Goodie: flower power (oldie-silk flower)
Paper Crafting Journey: summer
Incy Wincy Designs: summertime
Card Crafters Circle: summer holiday

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

School Approaching

Well it will not be long before I am back in school full time for the fall semester. Alittle over a month to go. Then it will be back to six classes and secretary duties for the Student Government Association. I love school, but I have really been enjoying some down time. Only taking one class this summer has left me alot more time to craft. BTW, my English class is going well. I have received an A on all of my assignments so far. I have a major paper on hypothyroidism due in a couple of weeks though. Wish me luck!

I used Nickie's Birdie from Inky Impressions (which is on sale) on my card today. This image is so pretty! I also used a jelly rhinestone from Inky Impressions on her hair bow and Inky pearls for accent. The papers are from Recollections. I used my Ultimate Tool from Crafter's Companion to score my card base. I am so blessed to work for two fabulous companies. :o)

Don't forget to get your entries in for the Inky Impressions' challenge by 5:00 p.m. Est. today for your chance to win some fabulous Inky Impressions' and Kenny K digi's. Scroll down as the top post is for the DT call.

I am entering the following challenges:
Totally Stampalicious: favorite embellishments (rhinestones, pearls and ribbon)
Whimsy: anything goes
Southern Girls: pearls

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time..........

Monday, July 9, 2012


Good afternoon! Boy is it hot out today. It was great while I was on vacation and had access to a pool everyday. Now that I am home, I am not loving it so much. lol I know my friends in the UK do not even feel like they are having a summer. Believe me girls, I would send you some of this heat if I could! ;o)

My birthday is July 24, (I will be 30 AGAIN! lol) so be on the look out for some fab blog candy coming soon! :o)

Speaking of birthdays, Kenny K's Krafty Krew is having a huge birthday bash with an awesome prize package for one lucky winner. So I had to take my chances and join in the fun (along with some other fabulous challenges listed below.) Here is my card. I had the best time coloring this image. Especially the hair; it was just made for fabulous coloring.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft: number cruncher
PaperPlay: birthdays
Whimsy: anything goes
Image - Kenny K
Paper - Recollections
Coloring - Copics
Brads - Bo Bunny
Twine - The Twinery

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your comments mean more than you know! Until next time...........

Saturday, July 7, 2012

I'm Back!

I am back from vacation. Now I am tired from all the fun and need another vacation. lol We had a great time. My SIL, Debbi who has stage 4 breast cancer joined us this year and it was GREAT spending time with her. She leaves to go back to Kansas on Wednesday. :o( We are going to miss her!

I have a few things to share before I get to my card. First of all thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful comments while I was gone. I will slowly go through what I missed, but  I am not sure I will get to comment on everything.

I want to let you know about the Craftin Desert Diva's blog candy, two actually. First they are giving away a $100 Michael's gift card and in a separate giveaway a prize pack with lots of goodies. Be sure to run on  over and sign up.

Last, but not least you only have a few more days to get your entry in for the Inky Impressions DT call. Inky is a fabulous company to work for and their products are awesome.  I am so happy to once again be a Senior DT Coordinator for them. There are lots of great things coming that you do not want to miss out on.

OK on to my card. I made this card before we left. I wanted to have something to share when we got back as I knew I would not have time (or energy) to craft today. I used Apple Blossom from Whimsy Stamps. I just love her. The adorable charm and beautiful disco ball rhinestones are from Inky Impressions. The disco ball rhinestones are so awesome looking. I wish I could get them to photograph better. They are really gorgeous. You can see a better photo on the Inky website.

I am entering my card in the following challenges. I hope you will join in the fun.
Whimsy Stamps: anything goes
Cupcake Craft: bright as a button
Try in on Tuesday: bingo (brads, ribbon, 3 gems)
Stamping with the Dragon: dog
The Pink Elephant: photo inspiration

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time...........