Friday, September 28, 2012

YNS Fun Friday

Well this is my last post as a Your Next Stamp guest designer. I had a great time joining the fabulous YNS design team this month. Thank you to YNS for having me.

The Fun Friday theme this month is trick or treat. For my card I used "Got Candy". I cannot think of a more perfect stamp for a trick or treat theme. It is super cute! I used Memento ink in Tuxedo Black to stamp my image and Copics to color. I used paper from MME. Everything else is from my stash. :o)

Be sure to visit the YNS blog to see all of the fabulous creations from the YNS team.

I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie Dust Studio: color challenge
City Crafter: Halloween
Twisted Tuesday: no tools

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday!

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

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Howdy friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Mine has been pretty good so far. Although it was a day out of school I had lots of homework to get caught up on. I did manage to get a CAS card made though. It's not my normal style, but I think it is cute.
The pumpkins are from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used paper from MME, buttons from Favorite Findings, and a boarder punch from Martha Stewart. I used Memento ink in Tuxedo Black to stamp the sentiment and I colored the pumpkins with Copics. The chipboard piece and twine are from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: fall leaves
Paper Pretties: inspired by fall
Crafty Sentiments: autumn colors
Tuesday Throwdown: fall colors
Pin-spirational: photo inspiration

Be sure to check out my blog candy. You could win gift certificates to Saturated Canary, Mo's Digital Pencil, and Simon Says Stamp. You can find it here.

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Yay! I have Magnolia Stamps

Good morning! I am so happy to have the day off of school. Life has been so busy lately. It was nice to get up this morning and be able to craft just for fun and without any pressure. I love doing my DT work, but sometimes it is nice just to make something without deadlines and without any restrictions.

I have a few Magnolia stamps again. Yay!! I have always loved Tilda and it was so fun creating with her again.

I used paper from MME, a button from Favorite Findings, gems from Inky Impressions, and mini clothespin from Simon Says Stamp. The lace, twine, and brad are from my stash.

 I used Kitchen Tilda. I just love her! I used Memento ink in Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. I used a silver gel pen for the button on her shoes.
I embossed the pink and white striped paper with aan Darice embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. It is hard to see, but it is there. I also added a pink stample. Yes PINK. I actually found them at the college bookstore. As soon as I seen them I knew they had to be mine. :o) I also used a boarder punch from Martha Stewart.

I used a jewelry finding under the silk rose and added a charm from Inky Impressions. I distressed with a Tim Holtz distress tool, and inked the edges with distress ink.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Thank you so much for visiting me. It always makes my day.

I am playing in the following challenges. I hope you will join in the fun!
Magnolia-licious: buttons
Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember celebration
Simon Says Stamp: embossing
Totally Tilda: bingo (full house)
The Ribbon Girl: pink and green
Bunny Zoes Crafts: distressing
Tilda's Town: your passion (CAS or Fancy)
Just Magnolia: new (my stamp Yay!)

My blog candy is here. There is lots of yummy goodness to be had.

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

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Time to Go!

Happy Saturday! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful morning. We are spending the day at my parents. I just love family time! :o)

I had such a great time making this card. The image was so much fun to color. As much as I love all Saturated Canary's images I believe this one is my favorite. Her gorgeous hair and beautiful face. I adore her.

I cut the flap off of a kraft envelope to make my holder. I boarder punched a strip of kraft cardstock using a Martha Stewart punch and adhered it to the inside of the pocket. Tied a ribbon all the way around the pocket and adhered a jewelry finding and glitter brad.

The paper is from Recollections. The gems are from Inky Impressions

I created a tag using kraft cardstock. I boarder punched the edge with a Martha Stewart punch and adhered a piece of DP from Recollections. Didtressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distresser and inked the edges with Walnut ink from Martha Stewart. I Stapled a piece of red ribbon to the tag. The sentiment is from Hero Arts which I got from Simon Says Stamp.

I used Copics to color.

I am playing in the following challenges. I hope you will play along too. I love seeing everyone's beautiful creations.

Saturated Canary: B's (brown, brad, blue, bag, bow)
DYSU: tags or flags
Paper Crafting Journey: sentiment
Southern Girls: bling
Craft Your Passion: bingo (bling, ribbon, distress)
Diva's By Design: lovely layers
Lollipop Crafts: 2 different punches or dies

My Blog Candy can be found here.

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Thank you so much for visiting me. It means so much to me. Until next time...........

Friday, September 21, 2012

YNS Fun Friday

Hey everyone! It is Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp! This month's theme is Trick or Treat. I love fall and Halloween so this is right up my alley. I have had a great time so far being a guest at YNS.

The main image is from the Creepy Crawly set. This stamp is so cool looking and the set is on sale for only $5.98......awesome! The pumpkin is from the Trick or Treat set and the sentiment is the Happy Halloween Sentiment stamp.

The paper is from MME. The button is from Favorite Findings. The ribbon and brads are from my stash.

I used Memento ink and Copics to color. This was my first time coloring black hair. I need some practice.  Maybe I should have ran my highlight the "other" way?

My storage/organizing tip for this week is all about bling. Like I said last week I am back to crafting at the kitchen table so space is a huge issue for me. I find it convenient and a space saver to use a jewelry organizer to keep my pearls and rhinestones in. I can seperate them by color and I can transport them easily. You can get them at Joann's Craft Store very inexpensively.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Dutch Dare: all things boys
Paper Crafting Journey: must use sentiment
PaperPlay: choose a holiday
DICC: pick at least 3 (black, creepy crawlers, texture, web)
Thank you so much for stopping by and if you have not already done so, you can enter my blog candy here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Anything Goes at YNS

Good morning! Well Blogger finally switched my blog over to the new format and I must say I am not all that happy about it. It is so different. It is going to take some getting use to for sure. On a brighter note it is time for a new challenge at YNS. This week it is "anything goes". Who doesn't love an anything goes challenge. I used Tabogganing Ellie for my card. Man it looks like she is having loads of fun.
I used paper and a brad from Natalie and Amy's, Inky Dinky Drops from Inky Impressions, a boarder and snowflake punch from Martha Stewart and ribbon from my stash.

I used Memento ink in Tuxedo Black to stamp my YNS image, Copics to color, a glitter pen for the hat and boot trim and glitter glue for the tips of the snowflakes.

I hope you will join in the fun over at YNS. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for Fun Friday with YNS. It is all about Trick or Treat! :o)

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenge 2: anything goes
Created with Love: tic tac toe (embossing, ribbon, brad)
Kaboodle Doodles: baby or child

Have you seen my blog candy? You can find it here
Have a beautiful day!!

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

For a Child

Good morning! I hope you have all been doing great. I have been super busy as usual, but doing well. We have a new challenge at Inky Impressions this week. The theme is "for a child". I used Sassy Lili. I love her and her cool little outfit. I hope you will come play along with the Inkettes.

Saturday we started our new release blog hop. Stop by the Inky Impressions Inspirational blog to join in. There are three ways to win prizes and the new stamps are so darn cute! You will love them.

Have you checked out my blog candy? You don't want miss it!

I am entering the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes

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

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Release Blog Hop - Inky Impressions

We are so excited that you are joining us for the Inky Impressions New Release Blog Hop! We have six new ADORABLE stamps to share with you. If you came here from the ubberly talented Nanette's blog you are on the right track. If not head on back to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. You are not going to want to miss any of the fabulous creations from the Inkettes or your chance at some amazing Inky prizes.
I am using the precious Nurse Lili. Isn't she fabulous. I adore her!

I used my Tim Holtz distressig tool to distress the paper from Recollections, inked the edges with Chestnut Brown ink from Martha Stewart, stamped the image with Memento, Tuexedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I added some gems from Bo Bunny, a doiley from Wilton, and ribbon from my stash.

Be sure to leave a comment at every stop along the way because one lucky winner will receive an Inky Prize Package that consists of 1 new release stamp, 1 past released stamp and an array of several different Inky embellishments. We are also giving you the opportunity to win 2 additional prizes packages. 

Other ways you can win:
In honor of the real-life Nicholas’ Birthday, Nicholas is going to handpick some stamps and an array of different embellishments for one luck winner who puts our blog hop badge in the sidebar of their blog.

We are also giving away an additional prize package to one lucky participant who makes a blog post about our blog hop. Please leave a link to your post.

That is 3 chances at 3 fantastic prize packages.  Whoop whoop!! We love giving away prizes. You have until September 22, 2012 to leave your comments. The winner will be announced September 22 on the Inky Impressions Challenge blog so be sure to stop by to see if you are an Inky winner! Good luck!

Now head on over the fabulous Vicky's blog to see what she has for you.

Just in case you get off track, here is the complete list of blogs in the new release blog hop.

Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog
Audrey E
Karen G
Tonya H
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog

Don't forget I have blog candy as well. :o) You can find it here.

I am entering these fabulous challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown: add gems
Make it Monday: always anything goes
Cutie Pie: NO flowers
City Crafter: polka dots

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

Friday, September 14, 2012

YNS Fun Friday

Good morning peeps! I hope ya'll are well. It is time for another YNS Fun Friday and the theme this month is Trick or Treat. I am so happy to have the opportunity to play along as a guest designer. Believe it or not I used the oh so cute Rosa from Mexico and turned her into a sweet witch by coloring her outfit in  black and orange and putting a witches hat on her using a pop dot. Doesn't she make a cute witch? She is in the Bargain Bin for $2. Now that is an amazing deal. Run, don't walk to snatch her up.

We are also sharing some organizing/storage tips with you. Being back at the kitchen table crafting has been an adjustment. One thing that I have done for years is to keep my paper in a crate with hanging folders. I put all my reds in one folder, blues in another etc. I find this the easiest way for me to see what I have. It is also convenient if you have a small crafting space or like me and have none. You can pick the crate up and move it if you need to.

I hope I have inspired you to look at your stamps alittle differently and think outside the box. Don't forget there is a new challenge at the YNS blog. The challenge this week is "friendship". We want to see cards for or about friendship. Every week YNS gives away a $10 gc to the YNS store. I can't wait to see your fabulous entries.

Be sure to sign up for my blog candy which can be found HERE.

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Blog Candy and More

Hey everyone! I have candy for you, but first I want to share a card that I made using one of Mo's images. I love this little cutie. I also love this MME paper. It is so hard using this paper sometimes because BOTH sides are so beautiful. lol

I used flowers from Whimsy Stamps, Inky Dinky Drops and charm from Inky Impressions, button from Favorite Findings,  photo holder die from Crealies, doiley boarder punch and leaf punch from Martha Stewart, doiley from Wilton, ribbon and brad from my stash.

I used Copics to color.

I am entering the following challenges:
Mo's: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: things that make you go aww
Craft Your Passion: use a past challenge (#180 lots of texture)
Love to Create: ribbon or twine
Squirrel and the Fox: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes
Tuesday Throwndown: use gems
Kaboodle Doodle: flowers
ATC's and Cards with Attitude: anything goes/buttons and bows
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: anything goes/buttons and bows
Unique Crafters: anything goes and big giveaway

My Blog Candy
I have been very blessed and want to give back to my followers so I am offering up some yummy candy. :o) You all are so awesome and I appreciate you visiting me even though my life has been super busy lately and I have not been able to visit you as often as I use to. You do not know how much your support and friendship means to me.
With my schedule the way it has been I am opting to giveaway gift certificates so I do not have the issue of making it to the post office by the time they close. We get a bonus in October so the end date will be October 15. I am offering $25 in gift certificates to one lucky winner. SO here is what is up for grabs.

$6 gift certificate (2 images) to Mo's Digital Pencil

$15 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp
Simon Says Stamp

$4 gift certificate (1 image) to Saturated Canary

  • Since this is a follower's candy you must be or become a follower of my blog (candy only blogs will be deleted)
  • Put my candy in your sidebar with a link back to my blog. (If you do not have a blog spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Link up using the Inlinkz below.
That's it! One winner will be chosen using This candy is open to everyone. Good luck!!

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

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thank you Craftin Desert Diva's & Karen G

Hi everyone. No card today. I have a super busy day ahead of me. I did want to take the time to say a great big thank you to the Craftin Desert Diva's for the $100 Michael's gift card that I won from them and to show off what I bought with the generous prize. Look at all of these goodies. :o) Thank you ladies so much!! This was a huge help is building up my craft supplies again. It means more than you know.

I would also like to thank, Karen G. for the $20 Magnolia-licious gift certificate that I won. I am so excited about picking out some new Magnolia stamps to get my collection started again. I have missed having my Magnolia stamps.Thank you so much, Karen!!

That is all for me today. I hope everyone has a great day.

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

Saturday, September 8, 2012

MFT Guest Designer Contest

Who doesn't love curling up in bed with a good book! This little Pure Innocence gal from the Bedtime Story stamp set  sure seems to enjoy it. I fell in love with her as soon as I seen her. I could just see her all paper pieced in my mind. She was so much fun to play with!

It is time for another Guest Designer contest for My Favorite Things (MFT). It would be such an honor to be their guest. MFT truly has one of the best design teams around and fabulous products to boot. You can find all of the information on becoming a MFT guest designer here.

My layout is based on the MFT Guest Designer contest sketch. Isn't it fab! I will definitely be using it again.
I wanted to create the  little Pure Innocence cutie her own little bedroom, wall hanging and all. :o) I used pop dots to raise the wall hanging off of the wall and used a tiny silver brad as a nail. I colored the image with Copics, cut out my image and began to paper piece the blanket, pillow, lampshade, and book with MME paper collection, Reunion. I added backing paper to the top layer that reminded me of wallpaper and adhered lace that I boarder punched. I used pop dots to give my Pure Innocence image some dimension. I added two small brads to the top corners of my card to give it some additional interest. Then added a button to the lower corner. I used heavyweight Kraft cardstock to layer all of my decorative paper.
I cut the tab using the large bookmark die from the Die-namics Bookmark Duo die and stamp set. I adore this set. When it was released last month I drooled and drooled until I made it mine. lol  It is so versatile in how you can use it and  it can be used for so many things. Once I had the die cut,  I cut it off to make a tab. I stamped the sentiment from the Pure Innocence Bedtime Story set and adhered it to a gift card. The gift card slides in to the side of the top layer of my card.

I hope you like it. Wish me luck in the contest, ok! :o) I am super excited at the thought of being a MFT gal for a month. Even if it is only a Sweet Dream.

Check out the MFT September Teasers. They are fantatic and the design team has been offering so much inspiration. Be sure to attend the New Release Party on September 10 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can win prizes! All of the new releases will be available immediately after the party HERE.

I am also playing in the following challenges:
Allsorts: layers
Through the Craftroom Door: anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: back to books
Unique Crafters Challenge: anything goes (and big giveaway)

Well that is all for now. I am wishing you a beautiful night!

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

Friday, September 7, 2012

STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp

Hey everyone. I have been so darn busy. I am ready for a  long weekend again already. lol Have you heard about the STAMPtember BLOG HOP at Simon Says Stamp? There is a fabulous blog hop with yummy creations and a Put a STAMP on it challenge (no digi's this week). And, of course with Simon you know there are generous prizes.

Here is a card I made to play along in this fun event.

I used the Bookmark die-namics and stamp duo set made by My Favorite Things (MFT)available at Simon Says Stamp to cut the bookmark shape and stamp the bookmark sentiment. I also used the MFT Pure Innocence, Bedtime Story stamp set for the image and small sentiment. (I cut the table and lamp out of the image). I paper pieced the blanket, pillow, and book.  I used paper from My Minds Eye and Recollections. I stamped with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.

Other products used: Pearls and charm from Inky Impressions, button from Favorite Findings. Floss and ribbon from my stash.

I am also playing in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant: patterned paper
{Pin}spirational challenge: photo inspiration
Tuesday Throwdown: back to books
Ribbon Carousel: beautiful bows
Ladybug Crafts Ink: paper piecing
Incy Wincy: back to school
Doodle Garden Digis: school days

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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

Thursday, September 6, 2012

YNS Blog Hop & New Release

Good morning! It is time for the YOur Next Stamp new release Blog Hop. That means all the new stamps are available for purchase in the YNS Store! Whoop whoop!! You are going to love all the new stamps and dies.

Karen is offering some amazing Hop Specials! There are several Bundle Deals, PLUS you get 15% off your order (Sept. 6-10) by using online code Sept15OFF! Make sure you take advantage of these great deals!!!

The new stamp set called Love to Read was the perfect set to create this bookmark. There are so many possibilities using this awesome set. 


 If you came here from Jen D's blog you are on the right track. If not head over to Amy's blog to start at the beginning. You do not want to miss your chance at some fabulous prizes.

Image and sentiment: YNS; Love to Read
Paper: Recollections
Inky Dinky Drops: Inky Impressions
Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Coloring: Copics

I am playing in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: anything goes (optional: non square)
{Pin}spirational: photo inspiration
The Pink Elephant: use pattern paper
Squiggles and Giggles: color board for inspiration

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