Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A few misc cards...

I hope everyone is having a good week so far.  I went with my daughter's class to the zoo on Tuesday.  Everyone was so excited to see the new penguin exhibit but something happened with their cage because they weren't out all day, very disappointing.  Anyhoo, here are a couple of cards I made for a swap awhile back.  I've lost my supply list for them, sorry.

Here's another one I made for a friend.  Actually she had bought several of them but they are all the same.


Steph's Front Teeth

are officially gone!!!  Here are some pictures of getting her last front tooth out the other night.  We ended up trying a string it to and pulling it..well Robb pulled it, I closed my eyes.

Here's with it still in her mouth...

Here's daddy tying a string around it....

Here's the string....


I'll try and get a better picture this weekend.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Greeting Farm Royal Battle - Going Retro

The Greeting Farm is having a contest over the next 5 weeks called The Greeting Farm Royal Battle.  We had to come up with a team of 3 - 5 people and pick a name...ours is Stampin Farmettes and our other group is the Stampin Farmettes Sisters.  Every week starting on Sunday and ending on Tuesday you can go and vote for 3 cards in their gallery.  They are starting out with 60 teams and every Wednesday the roster will be cut in half. 

The first week the theme of the battle was Going Retro and it was a color challenge also.  This was our inspiration.

I just so happened to have the perfect paper and the perfect little girl for this challenge.  This was also my first time to make an easel card, it was so easy. 

Here is the link to the gallery so you can vote, you will have to register but it doesn't take long at all.  Thanks for your vote!

I also used this card for my Crafty Critter Challenge, you had to use the following:

1. thing that glitters
2. ribbons
3. layers (at least) layer that card up!!!
4. colors...colors on your image, on your DP, on the ribbon whatever...just as long as there are 4 different colors on your card!

Can we handle this? I think so....and must enter your card in a challenge...just one challenge...that's all I'm asking...challenges can be so much fun and you just never might just win!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bugaboo Guest Designer

I'm so excited to announce that I will be a Guest Designer in November for Bugaboo Stamps!!!!  They have a blog too called Catch the Bug Challeng Blog, go check it out, it looks like a lot of fun. 

Thank you so much for the opportunity!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Some of my friends came over today and we colored out little hearts out:) I had to make a card for a challenge...check back tomorrow to see it.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I love I mean I really love frosting and my daughter is just like me.  They had their Easter Party at school today and had cupcakes.  I asked her if she ate the whole cupcake and said no, she only ate the frosting:)  That's why when I saw this stamp, I knew I had to use it. 

So are you a frosting or a cake person?  I usually take the bottom off the cupcake so I have a better ratio of frosting to cake, yummy!  So on to my card....

I made this card for a few challenges:
~Eat Sleep Stamp #76 - Sketchy Thursday
~365 Cards Day 25 - Do It Yourself - Cover brads or pearls in glitter
~Hand Full of Stamps #21 - Something Sweet
~Cute Card Thursday #105 - Dimensions

Supplies: All Supplies are SU except: Copics: G24, R29, R32, and B32 Other: Hero Arts Pearls, Stickles, and Nestabilities.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  We went to Disney and had a great time but my daughter started to get sick while we were there and once we were home Sunday night she threw up, yuck!  We also went to the Cardinals vs Braves game but it was rained out which was a total bummer because I haven't seen a game yet this year.

I can't believe Easter is less than two weeks away and I haven't made an Easter card yet!  Here is an image from Pink Cat Studio...they have the cutest digi's.   I also bought a digi from The Cutting Cafe, it's the Happy Easter circle.  I used my nestabilities to cut it out and then used another one for the border and the card.  The ribbon I had used was a little too light for her dress so I ended up using my copic marker and coloring the ribbon which I thought turned out pretty good.

I made this card for several challenges:
~Bee Crafty Challenge #26 - Spring
~Crazy 4 Challenges C4C29 - Spring
~Ann's Creative Nook #82 - Easter
~Lexi's Creations Challenge #10 - Easter
~Ooh La La Creations #50 - A Button, A Bow, and some Bling
~Stamp with Fun Challenge #51 - Easter

Supplies: Paper: PTI; Stamp: Pink Cat Studio and The Cutting Cafe; Copics: Face: R00, E00, E97, R20; Hair: E97 and E50; Clothes: R30, R32, R35, B32; Basket: E29 and E34; Happy Easter Circle: G20 and Blender; Other: Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Button, Twine, and Kaiser Craft Pearls.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sketchy Thursday #75

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far, it's suppose to be beautiful here today!  I made this card from a sketch at Eat Sleep Stamp.  You should go over and visit, lots of inspiration plus she uses the images from CC Designs at All That Scraps...cute stuff. 

Supplies: Stamp: CC Designs: Paper: PTI; Copics: Face: E00, R00, E50, E97; Hair: E50, E97, E53; Mushroom: YG00 and YG13; Clothes: BG10, V12, RV13, and R20; Other: PTI Ribbon and Button, Stickles, Cuttlebug Folders, Nestabilities, Inking, and SU Twine.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Anything but a card...

Since I started stamping I really haven't made anything but cards so I thought I would try something new.  I made this little cone for a challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I must say I loved doing it!  I found a tutorial for it at Splitcoast Stampers in the resource section.  Hope you like it!

Supplies:  Paper: Harmoine; Stamp: SU; Other: SU Punch, PTI Ribbon and Button.

Does anyone have any crafty plans this weekend?  I hope to get something done Sunday when we get back from Disney...yes we're going to Disney again.  The kids love it and never seem to get tired of going.  My daughter loves the People Mover, she could ride it all day long.  On Sunday we're going to watch the Cardinals and Braves at Disney's Wide World of Sports, I can't wait, I hope I get to see Mark McGwire:)


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Exciting News!!!

I was so excited when I found out I made the design team for a new blog called Cardabilities!  I bet you can't guess what I'll be making;)  The first reveal is April 15th so make sure you sign up and become a follower.

Karan, the owner of the blog, also has a layout blog called Sketchabilities and a forum where we can all chit chat.  See you over there!

Thanks so much Karan for this great opportunity.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

I know it is only Tuesday but I hope everyone is having a good week so far.  I went to see Hairspray tonight and it was fabulous!  If you ever get the chance to see it you won't be disappointed.  This was actually my second time, I saw it in NYC a couple of years ago.  George Wendt played the mother and was hilarious! 

I made this card for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  You were suppose to use two different shapes on the card.  I used my new SU punch for the hearts and didn't use one single stamp, oh no!  I really like how it turned out.

Supplies: Paper: Kaiser Crafts; Other: SU Punch, Cuttlebug Folders, and Inking.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Just My Sketches Reveal #2

It's March 15th so that means another reveal at Just My Sketches!  This time the songs you can use are:


Hootie and the Blowfish

Rod Stewart

Scissor Sisters

Jonny Diaz

Owl City

I decided on More Beautiful You because at the beginning of the song it talks about how a girl wants to be like the women in a magazine but that she is just perfect the way she is...kind of like a flower.  People don't say look at that flawed they???

Supplies: Paper: PTI; Stamp: Bugaboo; Copics: BG10, BG15, YG17, YR16, Y15, R14, RV17; Other: Stickles, Glossy Accents, Pearls, Thickers, PTI Ribbon and Button, and SU Twine.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's Almost Friday....

in just about 15 minutes, but I still have to burn another 8 hours at work.  We don't have too much going on this weekend...a birthday party and a parents night out at a local gym.  I hope to get alot of crafting done this weekend, anyone else?

Here is a card I made from a sketch at Eat Sleep Stamp.  I just love this KaiserCraft paper I bought, it's so pretty.  Then I was really excited when I found a bottle of The Robins Nest that matches my paper perfectly.

Supplies: Paper: KaiserCrafts and PTI; Stamp: The Greeting Farm; Copics: Face: R00, E00, E97, R20; Hair: E50, E53, E97; Clothes: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, R32, and R35; Other: Stickles, Glossy Accents, The Robins Nest, PTI Button, SU Twine, Tori's Flowers, Cuttlebug Folders, Nestabilities, and Inking.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'm in love.....

with the Raspberry Fizz from PTI!  I just can't get enough of it, so you'll be seeing alot of it in the near future:)  I especially love the buttons...they're just so pretty. 

I made this card to fit three challenges:

~Eat Sleep Stamp #73 - sketch
~Anya Ink - embossing
~Crazy 4 Challenges - paper piercing

Supplies: Paper: PTI; Stamp: The Greeting Farm; Copics: Face: R00, E00, E97; Hair: E97, E50, E53; Clothes: R17; Other: Stickles, Cuttlebug Folders; Nestabilities, Paper Piercing; PTI Button, and SU Ribbon.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

What a great weekend...

This weekend we celebrated Stephanie's 6th Birthday down in Orlando with our friends.  We had such a great time, here's the rundown:

~We went to Downtown Disney to do some shopping at various stores...Lego, Disney Store.
~We saw Alice in Wonderland in 3D...very cool.
~Ate at T-Rex..they have the best salads.
~Spent Saturday at Disney going on rides, trading pins, and getting our picture taken with the fairies.
~Saturday night we went to Medieval Times.
~Sunday we stopped at Friendly's and had some yummy ice cream (and we also had birthday cake for breakfast)  :)

Anyhoo, here is a card I made for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

Supplies: Paper: PTI; Stamp: Hero Arts; Copics: R17 and Blender Pen; Other: PTI Buttons, SU Ribbon; Cuttlebug, and Inking.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Page Maps by Becky Fleck!

Happy Hump Day!!!  Only two more days until the weekend, I can't wait!  My dd is turning six on Saturday and we're going to Disney to celebrate:) 

I've been following Page Maps since I started scrapbooking almost six years ago.  Becky sends out a newsletter every month and you can have your name put in a hat for the chance to make a scrapbook page, card, or other paper craft from one of her sketches.  I was chosen to make a cool is that!

Here's my card:

Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey; Stamp: SU; Other: Copics, Cuttlebug Folders, Thickers, Buttons, Thread, Ribbon, Inking, Distressing, and Stickles.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just My Sketches March Reveal #1

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Go checkout the reveal at Just My Sketches, there are alot of beautiful cards to look at.

Here are the songs you can choose from:
~One Heartbeat - Smokey Robinson
~Amazed - Lonestar
~The Motown Song -Rod Stewart
~Chances - Five For Fighting
~Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns N' Roses

I used Sweet Child o'Mine from Guns N' Roses in honor of my daughter who is turning 6 on Saturday!  I also loved this band when I was younger, they were one of my favorites.

On my card I used a crocheted flower that I bought from my friend Tori...she makes them in alot of colors, go checkout her Etsy shop.

Supplies: Paper: PTI; Other: PTI and SU Ribbon, PTI Buttons, Inking, and Crochet Flower from my friend Tori, you can find them in her Etsy store:)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round March Challenge

The challenge for the month of March is to use mostly green on your card and one of my favorties...snowmen!

I've also combined mine with a couple of challenges from different blogs.  There's also a prize over at CCAYR so make sure you play to have a chance to win!
I created my first card from a sketch at Paper Sundaes along with a texture challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges...
Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey, PTI, and SU; Stamp: not sure; Copics: C1, YG63, and R29; Other: Stickles, Cuttlebug Folder, SU Ribbon, PTI Buttons, and Inking.
I created my second card from a sketch at Eat Sleep Stamp...
Supplies:  Paper: Basic Grey, PTI, and SU; Stamp: SU; Copics: C1, C5, E35, YR18, and YG 63; Other: Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilities, Stickles, PTI Buttons, and Inking.