Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Frog Birthday

I used Pond Pals from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I just love the frog. I masked him and than stamped the lilies. Everything is colored with SU markers. I used this weeks sketch from The Sweet Stop for the layout.

Black Birthday Card & Box

This card is for a friends Birthday. I used last week's color challenge on Stamp TV for colors. I created the flower using a couple of Tim Holtz's Tags as inspiration. The base is White Grandee. The flower is framed by Onyx Mettallic and embosed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. The ribbon is Su White Satin that I colored using DI Black Soot. The tag is a Tim Holtz Fragment that is glued to
Plastic Touch Black. The saying is stamped on White Grandee.

Here is a close up of the flower so you can see the detail. The white is Sparkle Blanc that I first clear embossed dots using Dots Background from The Artistic Stamper. The black is the new fantastic Neenah Supersmooth Black. The best part of this paper is that you can embosse without having to use that static pillow. I used the Dots Background stamp. The flower shape was made using Flower Power from The Artistic Stamper. I used Silver embossing powder to outline the flowers. The skull is grungeboard. I first colored with DI Black Soot than added Distress Glaze.

The box was made using leftovers from the card.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Thank You

This is the first of many Christmas Thank You's that need to get done. The base is Vellum Bristol. The red squares are Russo Incandescent. The image is framed by Pink Lemonade Pop Tones. The image is called Holly Jolly Bonnie and is from Digital Delights.
The purse is a SU punch. I stamped using a retired set.
This card fits 2 challenges-
1. Delightful Sketches deadline Jan 6
2 Carly's Wednesday challenge on Paper Temptress Blog. (I am late in posting this challenge)

God Bless,

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Be Mine

It feels good to get back to crafting after a few days break. I used a sketch from Sweet n Sassy Stamps Sketch Challenge. If you create with this sketch and a second one you have a chance to win $10 gift certificate to Sweet n Sassy Stamps. You can get all the details here. This cute image is from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I colored with water color pencils and SU Blender pen. The ribbon is one that I won from Michele. The DP is Fun in the Sun from DCVW. I added sparkle using Stickles. The last touch is Pez A Blings.

Friday, December 25, 2009


I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Belated Happy Hanukkah.
Gingersnap's Spicy Supply challenge is to use Sandpaper. I knew right away that I wanted to use Paper Temptress Sorbet Blue Ice/Cappuccino. I cuttlebuged the paper with Swiss Dots folder. I then sanded the dots to show the color through. The tree image is created by my friend Stef. You can get the image at the Stamping Boutique. The image is printed on watercolor paper/ The saying was printed on Sparkle Blanc.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Calender pages

These are the last 2 calender pages. The top page is my son at a summer training where he and his buddies got to put on Survival suits. The base is Column Red. The bottom page is my daughter and husband at a Christmas Ball. The base is Column White. All papers can be found at Paper Temptress. The titles were cut using Fairy Alphabet Cuttlebug die.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Bird Day

There She Goes challenge was to use layers on the card. The more layers the better. I am not sure how to count the layers but I have at least 6. This set is called Birdie Wishes.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Pippin

This is another gable box. I used Christmas Pippin from Digital Delights. He is colored with colored pencils and Stickles. I added Liquid applique to his hat. The circle is from Circle Circus by Stampin Up. The center saying is from Sassy Studio Designs that I printed on Sparkle Vermillion.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Story Time

This is a quick page that I did for my Nephew's scrapbook. I am using up old extra photos. This is from 2007. The base is Bluestone Linen. The books are a digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique. This fits Scrap & Stamp's challenge theme is Family. I am off to try and get a few more pages done for his book.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Penguin Love

I printed this cute digital stamp from Sweet n Sassy Stamps called You Warm My Heart. I colored with Stampin UP markers. This is for the Digi day on PCP for Sweet n Sassy stamps. The hearts are part of Doodle Flowers from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The black is Sparkle Noir from Paper Temptress.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tag day 9

The panel on the box was inspired by Tim Holtz's tag on day 9. I used HSH Holiday Additons and Stick Together stamps for the different images. The base is Basis Brown. I used a template from Nina on Stamp TV. You can get the template here. The Light Cream Column is rubbed with Shabby Shutters DI. I framed the Silver Lustre panel with Basis Green. I hope to get more posts scheduled. I seem to be crafting but most things need to get in the mail like a few days ago. Luckly my family is used to me being late. I hope you are able to squeeze some craft time in this busy time of the year.

God Bless,


Paper Temptress Paper- Basis Brown, Basis Green, Light Cream Column, Silver Lustre
Stamps- HSH Holiday Additions & Stick Together from There She Goes Stamps.
Other items- Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, Distress Ink Fired Brick, Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Film Ribbon, Pez-A- Bling,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tag 12

The box is a template from Nina. The base is Basis Brown. For the front panel, I used Tim Holtz's Day 12 tag as inspiration. The base is Light Cream Column paper. I distressed the base with DI Fired Brick & DI Peeled Paint. The flowers were created with stamping Flower Power stamp on Silver Lustre and than embossed in red and green. I followed Tim's directions on creating the flowers. I had some pearls on my desk so I used them instead of using a flourish. The saying is framed with SU Vanilla frame.

Paper Temptress Papers- Light Cream Colomn, Silver Lustre, Basis Brown, Jupiter Metallic.
Flower Power from Artistic Stamper
HSH Holiday Additions from There She Goes Stamps

Red & green embossing powder
Distress Ink Peeled Paint & Fired Brick

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Prairie Fairy

Roberta is starting her own digital company with her cute images. She is having a DT call. If you are interested, head on over to her blog.

Coco Holder

Here is a coco holder. I got the directions from Becky. The directions are part of her 12 days of Christmas projects. The DP is retired SU. The center tag is from Sassy Studio Designs. The rest of the paper is out of my scrap bin. The ornament on the red tag is SU retired.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Tag

Sorry for the blurry photos. I was having trouble taking a picture of the tag. I used Home for the Holidays from There She Goes. This tag is on top of a box that I will fill with Chocolate. This tag was created for There She Goes Challenge.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Elf Ornament

Here is the back of this ornament. I used a nestabillity to cut the circle. The circle is Sparkle Vermillion. I used a mini envelope to hold the cover for the SU sweet treat cup. Those are yummy mint M&M's in the cup. Yes, I did taste them to make sure they are safe to eat. :)
Here is the front of the ornament. The Elf is from Digital Delights. He is colored with SU markers and Stickles.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let it snow

The tag was inspired by Tim Holtz's Day 1 tag. The snowman is a Studio G stamp stamped on Grungeboard and colored with SU Frost White Shimmer paint. The snowflakes are from TSG Stick Together set. The tag is Basis Light Blue.

Monday, December 7, 2009


The pre-release challenge for Flourishes is to create a card using Summer Garden as your inspiration. The other challenge that this card fits is Flourishes Timeless Tuesday to create a CAS card. I used Nasturtiums stamp set. I colored with SU markers. I stampe a few extra flowers and popped them up.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Sweet Pea Stamps is having a challenge to use any of Ching-Chou Kuik's images. Go here to see the details. I used Ching-Chou Kuik's Dark Royalty image. I embossed her with SU gold embossing powder. All the papers are from my scrap bin. The saying is from Whimsie Doodles.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Paper Temptress Christmas Challenge

Carlie has posted the first Paper Temptress challenge. The theme is Christmas. Go here to read all the details and see Carlie's beautiful card. The base is recycled White Columns. I stamped the stars with Encore gold and than embossed with SU gold embossing powder. I then rubbed light blue ink on the base and it is the same ink that is around the image. The stamp is SU retired. The images are colored with stickles and SU marker.
The saying is from Whimsie Doodles.

Blog Candy

Roberta is starting her own Digital Store with her own images soon. To help spread the word and for a chance for some awesome blog candy, go to The Prairie Fairy blog.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Tags

I have been enjoying seeing Tim Holz's 12 days of tags. This first one is day 1. I used grungeboard to create my tag. I first painted it with Adirondack White paint. I then stamped the snowflakes with DI faded jean and DI weather wood. I then covered the tag with Distress paint rock candy. The snowman was stamped on Basis Blue and painted with SU Frost White Shimmer paint.

This is Day 2 tag. I used a frame from a Martha Stewart stamp set. The saying is Studio G. I embossed both with SU gold embossing powder. The flower is a stamp from Artistic Stamper. I added a Pez A Bling to the center. It is hard to see but I did splatter Sunflower Perfect Pearls mixed with water.This last tag was created for day 3. I just love the plaid pattern. I used Adriondack Alcohol Inks Clover, Copper, & Watermelon. The hearts were cut using a big shot die and then I put Adriondack Copper Mixative on them.
I have a few more tags and will show you later. I am having a blast seeing all the tags each day and creating using them as inspiration.

Tag 1
SU retired stamps,
Snowflakes- Stick Together from There She Goes Stamps.
Other- grungeboard, Adriondack Snocap paint, Distress Ink Weathered Wood & Distress Faded Blue Jeans, Ribbon from Michaels, Distress paint Rock Candy,

Tag 2
Ranger Glossy Paper
SU Gold embossing powder
Versamark ink
Stamps- Flower Power from Artistic Stamper, Martha Stewart frame, Studio G saying
Distress Ink Fired Brick, Studio G green ink
Sunflower Perfect Pearls.

Tag 3
Alcohol Ink Clover & Watermelon
Alcohol mixative Copper
Stazon Black ink
Ranger Glossy paper


This weeks challenge on There She Goes is a color challenge. The colors are green, red and blue. These pictures are of my kids during a summer training where they were working on survival in the water. I used the towel stamp from Rejuvenate. The fish are from Penguin Love. Both sets are from There She Goes Stamps. All paper are from my scrap bin. The ribbon is from Michaels

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

T-shirt Birthday

Here is another card using the Split Technique from Stamp TV. The base is Basis Black. The Tshirt is Basis Black and Iridescent Cyber Gray. The t-shirt is from Little Tees from Gina K. The words are from Birthday Wishes from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sweet Pea Thanks

This first card uses Sweet Pea Stamps Image. I colored with SU markers and the flowers are colored with Stickles. The grass is Flower Soft. The blue behind the image is Dots Background from Artistic Stamper.

This card was made by my friend Ruby for my birthday a few weeks ago. I think I have shared all my cards if I missed yours please let me know.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Tree

I tried the technique Split Negative. You can learn this technique from Gina K at Stamp TV here.
The base is Iridescent Cyber Gray & half the tree. The other half of the tree is Basis Black. The DP is SU retired DP. The saying is framed with SU Vanilla Frame.


Paper Temptress Paper- Basis Black & Iridescent Cyber Gray
DP- SU Retired
Other- Pez A Blings, SU Hardward
Stamps- HSH Holiday Additions from There She Goes Stamps & tree unknow

Sunday, November 29, 2009

There She Goes Sketch

I used this weeks There She Goes Sketch for this LO. It is another calander page that is 8 3/4 x 8 3/4. The papers are unkown. This photo was taken during a summer training my daughter was at. I found a new way to crop pictures. I printed it and then free hand cut out the photo. The flower accents are Polka Dot Blooms from There She Goes. They are stamped with DI spiced Marmalade and DI Shabby Shutters.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Beach Page

Teal Grandee is the base. I just love the texture of this paper. The flowers were stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed. I used Frost White Shimmer Paint to color the flowers. I mixed the paint with a little bit of water to give it more a watercolor effect. The mat behind the pictures and flowers under the title are creamy iridescent paper that I can not remember the name of. The ribon is SU. The last touch was to add Pez A Blings to the photo.
This page was created for Stamp TV's last weeks scrapbook challenge.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving pt1

Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA friends and belated Happy Thanksgivng to all my Canadian friends. I used the leaf from Autumn Blessings. The Turkey and saying are from Turkey Day. The base is Tan Vellum Bristol. The green is DP from my scrap drawer. The long ribbon is Mary Arts. The other ribbon is from Michaels. The frame is from Oriental Trading. He was colored with Watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The sketch is from The Sweet Stop.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving pt 2

These simple cards were made for my niece and nephew. I watercolored the turkeys. The papers are all from my overflowing scrap bin. I used Unscripted Sketches for the layout.

Whimsie Wednesday Challenge

This card was made using Card Patterns sketch and Whimsie Doodles challenge to create a beach theme project. My card size is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. I bought 2 packs of envelopes for this size card. This is what happens when I don't check to see what I already have. The DP is Fun in the Sun from DCVW. The image and saying are from Whimsie Doodles. I colored using Twinkling H2O's. The water was created using Flower soft. The yellow circles are Distress Paint Mustard Seed, water and Sunflower Perfect Pearls that I mixed with some water than painted on the paper.

Paper Temptress Paper- sparkle orange, Basis Light Blue, Sparkle Blanc
DP Fun in the Sun by DCVW
Watercolor paper for image
Other- Twine from SU, Flower Soft, Twinkling H2O's

Gingersnap Creations-Frame Challenge

Gingersnap Creations challenge this time is to use a frame on your creation. I used Brown Columns for the base. The tulip frame is yummy Retro Gold Lustre. Yes, if this paper was really edible it would be delicious. The mat behind is Cappuccino Metallic. I love the sparkle of this paper. The image and saying are part of the HSH Holidays Additions set from There She Goes. They are on Poison Ivory Iridescent.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pink Thank You

This cute image is from Digital Delights. The Stamp TV color challenge is Monochromatic. I choose pink because I want to do something other than Christmas. I used the sketch from Delightful Sketches. The base and mats are Pulsar Pink. The strip behind the image box is Rose Quartz Metallic and embossed with SU Petals a Plenty. I added Silver Stickles to the keyboard for some extra bling. The last touches were SU ribbon and Pez A Blings.
Ok, this is one of the hardest cards emotionally to make. Today is my Sister in Laws birthday and as some of you know the Lord called her home in June. The set I used is called Not Forgotten from Gina K. Gina created this set after her father passing away. I wanted my brother to let him know that I am praying for him. The sketch is from Stamp TV. The buttons have Silver Cord from SU. The papers are from my scrap bin. I used Pez A Blings from Pez A Doodle.

Monday, November 23, 2009

This is another calendar page. It is 8 3/4" x 8 3/4". Sorry for the glare but this is Silver Laser Lustre and it has such beautiful shine too it that makes it hard to photograph. The pictures are framed with Laser Glossy Black Lustre. The journaling and title are Blanc Sparkle. The DP is SU retired. The corners on the pictures are cut with Tulip Pendent Spellbinders die.
Gotta keep this short, I am almost done my Thanksgiving cards.