Thursday, February 14, 2013

I will be away!

I just want to let all of my followers know that we are moving, so I will be away for an unspecified amount of time. Those of you that follow the Inky Impressions blogs, Tanya J will be taking over my DT Coordinator duties.

Also, for those that have inquired, my daughter is fine. Whoop whoop! CT scan came back with nothing serious. Doc said she had a concussion from hitting her head. I am so relieved. She might be 18 but she is my baby none the less. ;) Thanks so much for your concern. It means so much to me.

OK take care and I will be "seeing" you. :o)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thanks for giving a hoot!

Hey friends. I hope you are having a great week so far. It has been a long and frustrating one for me, but hopefully it will get better. Spanish and I are not getting along. It is the most difficult class I have ever taken. I study and study and I just can't wrap my brain around it. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my grades so it me that I can't "get it". To add to the frustration my oldest daughter has been having problems with her head hurting so the doctor referred  her to get a CT scan last Wednesday. We made her appointment only to find out that the insurance company required prior approval and needed more information from the referring doctor. The diagnostic center kept making her new appointments hoping to have approval each time. The referring doctor was not returning their calls so yesterday I called and threw around some of the words I have learned from going to school and got a return phone call with approval within an hour. Looks like school is already paying off. lol Anywho we finally got her in for the CT scan today. We do not have the results yet so please keep her in your thoughts/prayers. Her grandmother just passed away on January 21 due to lung cancer that had spread to her brain and bleed out and her stepsister recently found out she has a brain tumor so she is really nervous. Ok well enough of that let's get to something fun. :o)

For my card today I used this adorable owl and sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. Stamped with Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. I added some Inky Impressions pearls, ribbon from MFT, a flower from Whimsy Stamps, and a birdcage die from Cherry Lynn Designs. DP is from K&Company.

I am submitting this to the following challenges:
Divas by Design: winged things
Loves Rubber Stamps: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
The Squirrel & the Fox: something new (stamp)
Allsorts: let's get cute
Friends with Flair at Unity

Thank you all so much for stopping by. I appreciate your continued support.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I Don't Do Mornings!

Brrr, it is so cold here today. I think "Angie" here has the right idea; a warm housecoat and a cup of yummy coffee. Irish Cream for me, please! ;o) This is my second card for round two of the Kraftin' Kimmie guest designer challenge. I stamped Angie with Tuxedo Black, Memento ink and colored her with Copics. I added Diamond Glaze to the coffee and her barrettes. The paper was gifted to me. I hand cut a banner and stamped it with a sentiment from the Angie stamp set.

 I used the small Fancy Flourish die from MFT. I then added tulle and a beautiful pink ribbon from my stash. I stamped the slippers from the Angie stamp set, colored them, added glitter glue to the pompoms, cut them out and attached them to the bow. The pearls are from Inky Impressions. The rhinestones are from Recollection.

Here is a close-up of Angie. I adore her hair.

Head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog and check out all of the gorgeous creations from
the top 10 from round 1 of the guest designer challenge. While you are there why don't you play along in the regular weekly challenge. This week's theme is texture.  There is a great prize package up for grabs. :o)

Thanks so much for visiting today. Wish me luck in the contest. :o)

I am playing in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft: anything goes
Creative Belli: rhinestones
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment: diecut
Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: bling it on
Twisted Tuesday: anything goes (no twist this week)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Rain or Shine, I'll Be There

Hey friends. I hope you had a great week. I am so happy it is Friday. Time to take a break from school and have some fun! :o) Speaking of fun, a couple of weeks ago Kraftin' Kimmie was having a guest designer challenge. They were having two rounds.  During the first round they were picking the top 10. Well, guess what! I was chosen as part of the top ten. Whoop whoop!! I cannot tell you how excited I was/am. To see my name with all of those super talented ladies made me feel so proud. I could not believe my eyes when I seen my name. So it is now time for round two. We were challenged to use pink. They will narrow the top ten down to three to be guest designers. How awesome is that! Wish me luck! :o)

Here is my card for round two. I used an adorable Lulu stamp from the Lulu and Friends collection. I adore Lulu. She is just so sweet. I colored the image with Copics. I used paper from Recollections and MME. I added a doily from Wilton and a hand cut a banner which I stamped with one of the sentiment stamps from the Lulu and Friends collection, added a pearl heart and applied glitter glue to the edges. I then added some lace and pink rhinestones to the card.


After coloring the image I added small rhinestones to the umbrella and a mini silver bow to the handle.

I used the leafy flourish die from MFT. Tied a bow with this gorgeous pink ribbon from my stash. I added flowers and an Inky Impressions' heart charm.

I hope you will go check out all of the wonderful entries from the top 10. You will not be disappointed. While you are there be sure to check out the Frugal Friday Specials post. You can pick up some fabulous stamps this weekend at 25-50% off.

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always a pleasure. :o)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Hanna & Friends: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Inky Chicks: bingo (ribbon, sentiment, flowers & sentiment, image, bow)
Cutie Pie Challenge: use 3 different textures
Incy Wincy Designs: pearls and lace

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Birthday Tea

Hello friends. I hope you are doing well. Today I have a card that I made for the Besties, anything goes, challenge. I am in love with this line of images. They are so much fun to color. They are detailed without being difficult to color, which I love. For this card I used Teacup Tilly. I really like this color combination. The paper is from MME, the ribbon is from Paper Issues, and the pearls are from Inky Impressions. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. I also used a doily from Wilton. I really need to get a doily die when I can as I love doilies. The buttons, lace, crocheted flower and brad are from my stash.

Here is a close-up.
I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Have a fabulous day!

I am also playing in these challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society: 4 different challenges (anything goes)
Twisted Tuesday: anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge: use 3 different textures
Incy Wincy Designs: pearls and lace
Love to Create : anything goes with sentiment
Tammy's Scrapin Corner : buttons
Dream Valley Challenges : girls, girls girls
One Stitch At A Time: use a digi
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cutie Pie Angelica - DT

Good morning. Wow can you believe that it is almost February already? The time is flying right by. I will not complain as I graduate in May and I am ready! Well, that is if I can pass Spanish. I believe my 4.0 GPA might come to an end this semester. I am not giving up yet though.

Here is my card for this week's Inky Impressions' challenge. This month's theme is "bingo". I used a new rubber stamp called Cutie Pie Angelica. She is so cute! I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black, Memento ink and colored with Copics. The paper is Harvest Lane from Simple Stories. I embellished with rhinestones and a charm from Inky Impressions. I used ribbon, a button, and metal butterfly from my stash.

Here is the bingo board. I used flowers, ribbon, and red.

I am playing in the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge: three different textures
Tammy's Scrapin Corner : buttons
Send a Smile for Kids: anything goes for kids
Sweet Stampin: ribbon
Totally Gorjuss: flowers

Have a super day! :o)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Besties Love

Hi friends. I hope you had a super Saturday. I just have a quick post for you tonight. I made this card for the Besties Challenge. The theme is anything goes using a Besties image. There are freebies available. Sherri Baldy has some of the most adorable images. I am so happy to have found her blog and shop recently.

I used the super sweet Two Clever Chole. Look at that face, Is it not adorable? I used paper from Recollections and I believe Crate paper. I will check tomorrow. I embellished with ribbon from MFT, pearls from Inky Impressions, a sentiment from PTI, and a doily from Wilton. The button is from my stash. I colored with Copics.

I am also playing in theses challenges.
Send a Smile for Kids: anything goes for kids
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude: love
Stampin' For The Weekend: something girlie
C.R.A.F.T.: Valentines/love
Paper Crafting Journey: for a girl
Charisma Cardz: hearts and flowers
House of Gilli: pink and bling
Moving Along With The Times: bling it on
Scrapbook Stamp Society: anything goes

Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Favorite Things Guest Designer Contest

It is time once again for the My Favorite Things guest designer contest. I just had to throw my hat in the ring once again. :o)  You can find all of the information on how you can play along for a chance to work with the amazing MFT design team and win over $200 in MFT products on the MFT forum. Here is the sketch for this month's contest. Isn't it fab!

I stamped the image from the  Cute is What I Do stamp set with Tuxedo Black, Memento ink, colored her with Copics, and paper pieced her adorable outfit using paper from Recollections and Bazzill. I masked off a portion of one of the sentiment stamps in the Cute is What I Do set to stamp "cute" on the tag. I added Grosgrain Bubblegum ribbon, and Razzle Berry buttons. I added a fancy flourish using the Fancy Flourish Die-namics.  

I added pink pearls to her pigtails. I also added a pearl to the center of the small bow. I added a mint green rhinestone to the tag and pink rhinestones as an accent on the card. I layered a few plastic flower embellishments together to add to her shirt and finished the flower off with a drop of Pearl Ex. The lace is from my stash.


I am playing in the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons: buttons and bows
Simon Says Stamp: paper piecing
Anything Goes Challenge: buttons and bows
Inky Chicks: bingo (ribbon, image, pearls)
Papertake Weekly: add a bow
Cutie Pie Challenge: 3 different textures
Totally Stampalicious: paper piecing

Thank you to everyone who posted comments and sent me e-mails regarding the passing of my ex MIL. Your thoughts, prayers, and kind words mean more than you know. As hard as this week has been for those of us she left behind, I am happy that her suffering is over.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

With Sympathy

Hey friends! I'm sorry I have not posted in a few days. It has been a sad couple of days around here. My ex mother-in-law passed away a couple days ago after a battle with cancer. Me and my ex-husband (and his family) get along very well.  Even though Sue, was technically my ex mother-in-law, in my heart she wasn't. I met her when I was 14 and we had some of the best times of my life together. Not only have I been dealing with my own grief,  I have been worried about my daughter, her dad, and her aunt. None of them have ever had to go through something like this before. My daughter's aunt is pregnant so I am especially worried about her. Please keep the family in your thoughts/prayers.

Here is a sympathy card I made. The beautiful paper is from K&Company. I used a Cherry Lynn birdcage die and MeiFlower pearl heart from My Crafty Heart, MFT leafy flourish die, mini rolled rose die, felt, and ribbon. I also used Inky Dinky Drops from Inky Impressions, a sentiment from PTI, and scalloped punches from Martha Stewart. The lace is from my stash.

I would like to play in the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky: favorite color combo (pink and green)
Papertake Weekly: add a bow
Created With Love: anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles : ribbon
Allsorts: flower power
Sugar Creek Hollow: tic tac toe (lace, ribbon, pearls)
613 Avenue Create: anything goes (twist: kraft paper)
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: use punches
Sweet Stamps : pearls and lace

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful week and remember to tell the ones you love that you love them.  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Guest Designer Contest

Hey, friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. While at the Kraftin' Kimmie release party they announced a fun new contest for a guest design spot. I was over the moon with excitement at the thought of being a guest designer. It has been a super busy weekend and I was starting to think I was going to miss my chance at playing along, but I made it just under the wire. They will pick the top 10 and then narrow those down to 3. Wish me luck! :o)

For my card I used an image and sentiment from the adorable Lulu and Friends stamp set. I used Copics to color the image. The paper is from Recollections and K&Company. I used ribbon from Paper Issues, a charm from Inky Impressions, rhinestones from K&Company, and a doily from Wilton.

Isn't she adorable! I love her cute slippers and cuddly bear.
I am playing in the following challenges. I hope you will play along.
Kraftin' Kimmie: trio of embellishments
ATCs & Cards With Attitude: add tag or sentiment
Simply Create Too: anything goes
613 Avenue Create: anything goes (twist: kraft paper)
Dream Valley Challenges: girls, girls. girls
Glitter n Sparkle: sentiment
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a beautiful week!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sent With Love

How are you doing today? Are you happy that it is Friday? I am! I also have a 3 day weekend which is awesome. I wish the weather was going to be nicer though. I left the house this morning for my 7 a.m. Spanish class and it was so cold. We went from 79 degrees to 48 degrees overnight (high temps). Our weather is crazy! I would rather have the 79 degrees back. Cold weather is a good excuse to stay inside this weekend and create though. :o)

I used a new digi stamp called Sent With Love from Inky Impressions for my card today. I think she is super cute. I love her striped shirt and beautiful hair. I used paper from Recollections, added a doily from Wilton, and embellished the card with gems from Recollections, a beautiful heart charm from Inky Impressions, and ribbon from my stash. I added the new digi love sentiment from Inky Impression and cut the paper into a fishtail. I used Copics to color the image and sentiment.


I am playing in the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy: celebrate love
Crafty Ribbons: love/romance
Crafting By Design: use alcohol markers
Crafting for all Seasons: something new
Can You Digi It: getting girly
Craft Room Challenge: valentines
Crafts and Me: something new
Divas by Design: girlie

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Love Spell Blog Hop Day 2 - DT

If you are looking for my Inky Impressions challenge post click here.

Welcome to day two of the Inky Impressions' Love Spell, new release blog hop. If you came from Tanya J's blog you are on the right track. If you just happened to stop by why don't you head on over to the Inky Inspirational blog and start at the beginning. You do not want to miss any of the fab creations or new Inky Impressions' images. Plus, there are three prizes up grabs. Who doesn't love prizes! :o)

Have I got a cutie for you today. Her name is Fashionista Lili. When I received this rubber stamp in my DT package I was blown away at how adorable it was. Her sweet face, cool hat, girlish pose all make the perfect stamp. I love her! I complimented her by sitting her in this plush new digi chair. I colored the images with Copics. I digitally added a frame around the new love digi and hung it on the "wall" behind her. I added an edged punched strip at the top of the wall to represent crown molding. I added some cute buttons in which I threaded with Buttercream twine from My Craft Spot. I also added ribbon from My Craft Spot.

I am playing in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot : anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: use ribbon
Kaboodle Doodles : buttons
One Stitch At A Time : anything goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : anything goes
Crafty Catz : buttons and bows
D.C.C. & Friends: Button-up
Now head on over to the fabulous, Vicky's blog to see what she has for you. You will not be disappointed. 

Inky Impressions Challenge - DT

Good morning! It is time for another fun Inky Impressions challenge. This week's theme is tag it. You can use a tag on your creations or make a tag. I used a new digi called Christopher with Heart. Isn't he a cutie? Did you know that Christopher is based on Nicole's real life son? How cool must it be to have a line of stamps made after you. Super cool I would think! :o)

I cut the tag using the Bookmark Duo die from MFT and added a sentiment is from Hero Arts. The jute twine is from My Craft Spot and the hemp cord is from MFT. The brad is from Recollections. I used Copics to color the image.

Be sure to check back a little later for day two of the Love Spell, new release blog hop. You do not want to miss a minute of it.

I am playing in the following challenges:
Make My Monday : die cuts/punches
Paper Crafting Journey: anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Inky Impressions Love Spell Blog Hop - DT

Welcome to the Inky ImpressionsLove Spell, new release, blog hop. If you came here from Tanya J.'s blog you are on the right track. If not head over the Inky Inspiration blog to start at the beginning. Be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win some free digis of your choice, including the new releases. :o) One person will win their choice of 2 free digis from Inky Impressions and two other people will win their choice of 1 free digi. That is three chances to win! Whoop whoop!

So, are you enjoying all of the inspiration the Inkettes are sharing? What do you think of the new images, aren't they adorable? Be sure to come back tomorrow for another fun and fabulous day of new releases.

This is the new digi called Monster Stringing Hearts. Isn't he a little cutie? That adorable face of his brings  a smile to my face. I also used the new Be My Valentine sentiment. The pearls are from Inky Impressions as well. The paper is from Recollections and the ribbon is from my stash.


Now it is time to head over to Inkette Vicky's blog.

Image: Inky Impressions
Paper: The Robin's Nest
Bookmark die: MFT
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Circle punch: Marvy
Hemp cord: MFT
Jute twine: My Craft Spot
Coloring: Copics

Here is the blog hop order in case you get off track.

I am playing in the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge: Valentine
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: use ribbon
Stamp and Create : love
Glitter n Sparkle: use a digi
The Squirrel & the Fox : anything goes

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hey friends! Yes, I am still around. It has been a crazy week. This semester is going to be a challenge. Not necessarily hard (well except Spanish), just very time consuming. I just have to budget my time wisely. For those of you that like to keep up with my trials and tribulations at school, I received my President's letter in the mail the other day. I am still holding my 4.0 GPA, now I just have to get through this last semester and I will be a college graduate. Whoop whoop! Hopefully I can get through it without messing up my GPA.

OK now on to the creative side of things. It was my youngest daughter Hannah's 13th birthday on January 11, so I made this card for her. I also read that Bugaboo is celebrating their 3rd birthday, so of course I just had to play along in their birthday challenge. I used the KPT- Girl with Ponytails and the Make It Snappy frame (I'm sorry I can't find it on the website anymore). I think this little girl is such a doll. I love her sweet face and those cute little ponytails. Bugaboo is has several challenges going on this week along with a birthday blog hop so be sure to check those out.
The cake day calendar is from Pink Gem Designs, and the "Celebrate Today" sentiment is from PTI.

Other supplies:
Pearl: Inky Impressions
Twine: My Favorite Things
Paper: Recollections
Pink Staples: the college bookstore
Buttons and lace: My stash
Coloring: Copics

I am playing in the following challenges:
Bugaboo Birthday Challenge
One Stitch At A Time: anything goes
Quirky Crafts: something new with pink (birthday calendar)
The Squirrel & the Fox: anything goes
Stampin With The Dragon: anything goes

That is all for today. Thank you so much for your continued support. I hope you have a fabulous week.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Blog Candy Winner

Hey friends. No card today (not yet anyway), but I wanted to go ahead and announce my blog candy winner. Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway and welcome to my new followers. Thank you for choosing to follow me. :o)

As most of you know, I just started my last semester of college. Life has been a little hectic the last few days. On top of school starting the processor went out on my computer (which was not even 2 years old) so I had to purchase a new one. Which I really hated to do because it leaves my crafting budget at 0 for quite awhile, *sigh* but besides that the new one has Windows 8. So far I am not a fan. It does have some cool features but for the most part I do not like it. It is SO different than any other Windows version and some things about it just do not make sense to me and it leaves me wondering "what were they thinking". lol I appreciate your patience with me during this busy time. I do try to visit you all even if I do not always have time to leave comments.

Anyway enough rambling let's see who the winner is of the Unity stamp set, ribbon, and Inky pearls.........According to it is

#7 which is terriavidreader (IN-USA) Congratulations, Terri!!  Please e-mail me your mailing address and I will get your goodies out to you some time next week.

I have some duplicate stamp sets, so I will have more candy soon.

Have a fabulous day, everyone!! :o)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

MFT Guest Designer Contest

Good evening everyone. I hope you had a fabulous day. Well, I go back to school on Monday. I have really enjoyed my break and I hate to see it end. Have a mentioned that I have a 7 a.m. class? Oh boy what was I thinking? lol In all honesty my theory was that the sooner I go in the sooner I get out and that leaves more time for crafting. :o) We have to have time for fun, right!

OK now on to my card. I made this for the My Favorite Things (MFT) guest designer contest. You can find all of the details on how you can play along in the MFT forum. Why don't you come play along. I would love to see your take on the sketch. Speaking of, here is this month's beautiful sketch.

I used an MFT image and sentiment from the Pure Innocence collection called Pucker Up. This stamp set is so sweet. There are so many possibilities.
 I did not use a lot of embellishments on this card as the sketch itself is so wonderful. The paper is The Good Life from Fancy Pants. I also used pearls from Inky Impressions.  I cut a tab and added the sentiment then adhered it under the image, so the sentiment tab is not flat, but sits off of the card.
I colored this little cutie up using Copic markers and added Diamond Glaze to the pitcher to make it look like glass.

You can view all of the fabulous creations using this sketch in the MFT gallery, here.

Have you seen all of the awesome new products that MFT is releasing this month? If not run on over and check out the teasers on the MFT blog.

I would like to play in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz : anything goes
Crafty Creations: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: something new (stamp)
Loves Rubber Stamps: anything goes

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