Friday, July 31, 2009

Bee Card

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Look at this awesome set that Marti has in the store. These cute little bee stamps match perfectly the bee skittles. What fun and easy card. I stamped a Studio G bee in Studio G yellow. I used Labels 2 for the large DP and the 2 DP ovals were cut using Lg Ovals. The green base is from my scrap pile and all the DP is K&Co Amy Butler. She has lady bugs and butterflies stamp sets that match the printed skittles. Oh, make sure to check back next Friday, Aug 7. This is the release day of the new stamps. I can't wait to show you what is coming. Hmm, maybe hints starting next week. Let me know if you want hints.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mask Card & Blog Candy Winner

Sassy Studio Designs has the mask as a free digi. The challenge was to use the mask on a project. The deadline for the challenge is Friday at midnight (PST). My card base is Silver Lustre. This paper is hard to photograph because it has such a wonderful shine too it. I love how even when you color on it the lines still show through. Even though the paper is glossy, it stamps wonderfully. I have been told it works fantastic with Copics. The saying is from Sweet Dreams by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The DP behind the saying is 100% Sweet by DCVW. The Carriage is stamped in Brilliance Pink and colored with Twinkling H2O's. I added Dew Drops to the wheels.
Here you can see the mask up close. If you click on the pictures, they will be bigger. I printed the mask on Sparkle Card Stock and colored with Twinkling H2O's. Where the eyes are, I put Crystal Effects to give it more shine. The feathers are covered with a mixture of Flower Soft and glitter. I put the pink flower soft in a container with some glitter. Put the lid on and shake it to mix around the glitter.

Christina you are the winner. Congrats! Email me your address at

Paper- Silver Lustre and Sparkle Card Stock from Paper Temptress
Stamps- Mask- Sassy Studio Designs
Saying -Sweet Dreams from Sweet n Sassy
Carriage- Whimsy Stamps
Coloring Twinkling H2O's
Flower Soft from Pez A Doodle

Blog Candy

Ok. I want to thank my followers and all who stop to take a peak at what is new. I am offering some yummy blog candy. I am not sure what yet but believe me you will love it. To win this blog candy, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. I will pick a winner Thursday afternoon (PST) This is open only to USA residents because I can't afford the shipping at this time. I will have more blog candy in Aug. If I get your address Thursday night, then I can mail your package on Friday.

God Bless!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Christmas Card

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The sketch is from Sweet Stop challenge. The penguin and saying are digital images from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. They are free with an order from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Go here to see all the details. DP and scalloped border are SU retired. I printed the penguin and saying on Sparkle Card Stock. The penguin is colored using Twinkling H2O's. The base is Emerald Metallic and the penguin is on Red Pepper Columns. Emerald Metallic and Red Pepper Columns are part of Christmas Paper Package from Paper Temptress. The package is 40% off til Friday.

Train Card

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This image was one that I had to have. I just love the guys expression. He reminds me of a good friend of mine. He just loved trains. The image is printed on Sparkle Card stock. I colored the image with Twinkling H2O's then I chalked around the top and bottom using Studio G chalks. If you haven't tried them, they are fantastic and they come with the applicator. The sketch is by a new challenge site called Tuesday Morning Sketches. My base is Staples matte photo paper. The blue wave is Sky Blue Crepe(Ruche) paper from Paper Temptress. I just love that the paper has such a wonderful texture. The DP is embossed with the big shot then I rubbed Faded Jean Distress Ink on top. I used a couple ribbons on the crepe paper then finished the card with a couple Skittles from Pez A Doodle. One last touch was to use Liquid Applique on the train smoke to make it puffy.

Engineer digital image from Digital Pencil, Too
Paper- DP is SU retired, Sparkle Card stock & Sky Blue Crepe from Paper Temptress
Other- Blue Skittles, Studio G Chalks, and Faded Blue Jean Distress Ink are all from Pez A Doodle

Monday, July 27, 2009


Yeah! I finally got a chance to create using Courtney's Closet. This is a challenge by my blogging buddy, LIbby. she uses her daughter's clothing as inspiration. She reminds me of my daughter when she was little. My base is Silver Lustre. The DP is SU retired. The owl is stamped on Silver Lustre. I colored with SU markers. I added Flower Soft to the hat and owl belly to give the card texture. One thing I love about the Silver Lustre that it is so beautiful with the texture and shine. Stamping and coloring on this paper is fantastic. This paper works wonderfully with Copics. The Lustre line and Sparkle line from Paper Temptress are on sale till the end of the month.
The link to Courtney's Closet is on my side bar.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Purple page

These pictures were taken by Katie's friends. I just love all the expressions in these photos. It is amazing to my little girl growing into a beautiful young lady. The colors are Katie's favorite colors. The base is Amethyst Metallic. The squares behind the pictures are Basis Blue. The butterflies were cut using a Big Shot die. I used purple Skittles for the "body" of the butterflies. The antennas are a flower spray from the bridal aisle at Michael's. The pictures are printed with paper from the Purple Blossom Kit.
Here you can see up close a flower. This is part of a digital kit called Purple Blossoms kit. You can purchase just the flowers but I wanted both the papers and flowers. I printed the flowers on Sparkle text paper.
Here you can see a close up of this free image from Fred She Said. I put a skittle in the middle of the large flower. The top of the pot has flower soft for extra texture. I colored using Twinkling H2O's.
This page fits 2 challenges. First, Fred She Said Challenge to use the free flower pot digital image. Second, Stamp Something Challenge to use something with wings.

Paper- Amethyst Metallic, Sparkle Text, Basis Blue from Paper Temptress
Digital- Flower Pot and Purple Blossoms Kit from Fred She Said
Other- Skittles from Pez A Doodle, Flower Soft, Flower Brads, Twinkling H2O's


I just had to print and color this fairy right away. She is just awesome in my book. This fairy is from My Digital Pencil too. I printed her on Iridescent Candino. The card base is Morphing Mauve. I stamped the background using Circle Circus with Memento Lilac Posies. The DP is Basic Grey Sugared. I added Skittles in the corners. The skittles are from Pez A Doodle. I got a peak at the holiday skittles and they are awesome. You will love them. Just trust me.

Stamps - Circle Circus from SU , Digital image from My Digital Pencil too.
Paper- Irridescent Candino & Morphing Mauve from Paper Temptress
DP- Sugared from Basic Grey
Accessories- Skittles from Pez A Doodle

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blog Candy info and other stuff

I found a new digital image company called Digital Pencil Too. Go to the blog and get Maurie's email. Once you email her by Friday midnight CA time to put your self in the drawing for a free image. She has some wonderful images.

Irina has some more blog candy celebrating her new stamp company and a sneak peak of another image. Go here to put your name in the ring.

Star Page

I used Sparkle Blanc card stock as the base. I stamped the star (SU) in Coffee Bean from Rubber Stampade ink. The picture is framed with Jelly Bean Pop Tones & Basis Brown. The journal box is Basis Brown and Gold Metallic. The large panel is Silver Lustre. I aged it by rubbing Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy. All papers can be found at Paper Temptress. If you haven't been to Paper Temptress, the Sparkle, and Lustre line is on sale. The Christmas Package is also on sale. Don't miss this wonderful sale. I use tons of Sparkle card stock to print digital images.
The layout is a sketch that I found but know can't find. If someone recognizes it, I would love to give them credit.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sweet Treats

I used todays sketch on SCS. I stamped the matching mini images on Pulsar Pink using Dessert Sand Memento ink. The strawberries and chocolate candy were stamped with Chocolate Brilliance Ink. I colored using different inks and the SU blender pen. I put Crystal Effects on all the images. The strawberries have flower soft to give them some texture. I used Pez A Blings in the corner. The saying is Studio G and stamped on White Leather.

Pez A Doodle has up pre-order for some wonderful new items from Ranger (Tim Holtz).

Stamps- Chocolate Treats 2 from Pez A Doodle
Inks- Chocolate Brilliance, Dessert Sand Memento, Distress Worn Lipstick,
Paper- White Leather, Pulsar Pink, Pike Brown - Paper Temptress
Dp is 100% Sweet from DCVW

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sun Shine

I had a blast creating this card. The image is from Sassy Studios called Hippie Chick. I used Twinkling H2O's for coloring. The DP is my favorite Fun in The Sun from DCVW. Are you tired of it yet? I am not. I used some flat white beads in the corner topped with Pez A Blings. The saying is from Digiments.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bear Card

I got some new stamps. I used Cuddles & Hugs from Gina K. I just love this set. The leaves are brads that I had bought a long time ago. For the background, I stamped the leaves in Versamark then rubbed chalk over the images. The pink is Bubble gum Pop Tones and the brown is the new Ruche (Crepe) line. It is called Cocoa Crepe. The texture is amazing. The blue DP is Fun in the Sun from DCVW. I used Flower Soft under the bears.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Button Card

I used Serpentine Metallic and Stardust White papers from Paper Temptress. The DP is Lime Rickey from Basic Grey. I cute the big white buttons using a die for the Big Shot. I stamped on them using a Studio G stamp and Studio G ink. In the opposite corners are Pez A Bling with Buttons from Wal Mart. I used my new Labels 4 Nesties.

There is a fantastic sale at Paper Temptress. Here are all the details-

Christmas in July seems to be everywhere on the blogs this week which prompted this special. Paper Temptress's Christmas Paper Package is 40% off for the rest of the month!! That is along with the July specials already available at Paper Temptress which is the whole Lustre line (my personal favorite) and the Sparkle line at 25% off. Both these lines also have a 12 x 12 sheets that are available so the perfect time to add this fabulous card stock to your paper stash!! Please be sure to stop by Paper Temptress's Community blog to be inspired and see what can be created with gorgeous card stock!! Even better no special code is needed so what are you waiting for?

Bunny & Mouse Card

I used the Sweet n Sassy sketch from last week. It feels good to be able to ink up stamps that haven't seen ink awhile. The DP is DCVW Fun in the Sun. The stamp set is I'd Pick You from Sweet n Sassy. The images are stamped on the DP and then colored with Twinkling H2Os. I used a mixture of Flower Soft that I made. The other papers are scraps.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dark Chocolate Coffee Treats

Ok, did the title get your attention. I had this box left from some ribbon I had. Warm Up & Chocoholic from Sweet n Sassy Stamps are some of my favorite stamp sets. One can never go wrong with chocolate & coffee. LOL! The paper is Kakhi Crepe from Paper Temptress. I just love the texture of the paper. It feels bumpy but it stamps beautifully. I used Pez A Blings in the top corners on two sides. I colored the cup with a silver pen and green gel pen. I distressed the edges of the paper and then rubbed Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink along the edges. I stampe all images with the same ink. I got the ink and the Pez A Blings from Pez A Doodle.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fish Card

I am totally in love with the DCVW Fun in the Sun DP. I have been using it a LOT. The fish is from Fred She Said and the saying is from Sweet n Sassy. The theme is from Scrappy Frogs Challenge of Under the Sea. All the other paper is scraps.

Flower Card

I got a chance to ink up a stamp set that I have had for a bit. Nasturtiums from Flourishes is such a beautiful set. I call it the funny name stamp because I can't correctly pronounce the name. I stamped the image with Memento Black on Poison Ivory Iridescent. I colored with Twinkling H2Os.
The saying is part of the set. The ribbon is from Michael's. I used Skittles in the top corner and Pez A Blings on the ribbon. Both embellishments are from Pez A Doodle. The rest of the papers are from my scrap bin.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Stamp Company

Irina has started her own stamp company. She is giving away one of her new stamps and some other wonderful blog candy items. Go to here to read about her new company called La La Land Crafts. I just love the title of her company.

Thank Yous

I need a couple simple thank you cards. The image is Studio G. I stamped with Colorbox White than embossed the image. Both cards were made with scraps that are scattered all over my desk. The 1st card uses Plasma Blue Iridescent, SU DP, and basis brown. Pez A Blings are on the bottom of the card. The second card is Plasma Blue Iridescent, Fun in the Sun from DCVW and Basis Brown. Dew Drops accent the scalloped edge.

Paper- Basis Brown & Plasma Blue Iridescent from Paper Temptress
Acessories- Pez A Bling and Dew Drops.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chicken Card

It felt so good to pull out some of my favorite stamps that haven't seen ink in a long time. The saying and chicken are Hambo Stamps. I just love all their wonderful images. I used scraps for this card. I stamped with Brilliance Black ink. The chicken is colored with SU Close to Coco marker. The chicken is resting on a bed of flower soft.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blog Candy

Kristen has some cute stamps in her blog candy. Go here to see the stamps.

Pamela has some wonderful card kits in her blog candy.

Priscilla has a big shot in her blog candy.

Crystal has some wonderful goodies in her blog candy.

Christmas Set

Ok, I know you are thinking Christmas already. Sweet n Sassy's yahoo group is having Christmas challenges in July to go along with the wonderful sale at Sweet n Sassy Stamps.I created this set with one sheet of 12 x 12 Silver Lustre. You get 4 4x4 cards and one 4x4 square. I love the texture of this paper. It is so beautiful all by it's self. I stamped the Poinsettias with white ink on Sparkle Text Paper than clear embossed them. I colored with Watermelon Alcohol Ink. The stamp set is Christmas Poinsettias. from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I love that this set has a few different sayings. I used SU Satin White Ribbon. I stamped directly on the ribbon with Staz-On black. Pez A Blings border the saying on the 1st card. The second card has an oval colored with Watermelon Alcohol Ink. The saying was stamped with Brilliance Black ink. I used glitter around the oval. Skittles are in the center of the Poinsettias

God Bless!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I made this little card with Basis Brown & Sparkle text from Paper Temptress. I used Skittles across the top. Sorry for the glue mark. The ice cream cones and saying are Studio G stamps. These stamps are amazing and the price can't be beat. Pez A Doodle has fall and Christmas Studio G stamps and Studio G inks for Pre- order. I include an ice cream shop gift certificate. Brown Flower soft was used on the tops of the cones.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Chocolate Card

Yesterday, I found a new group on SNR called My Sketch World. They had a 1 hour challenge last night. I used my new stamps from Pez A Doodle. This is called Chocolate Treats 2. I stamped the chocolates on Basic Grey Ambrosia using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then clear embossed them. I colored using a SU blender pen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink on the main part and SU markers on the rest. The border is stamped with Brushed Corduroy and small image inside is stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used Skittles in the corner. The DP is Sweets Glittered from DCVW. The ribbon was one I made. I used SU Satin White and colored with Alcohol inks Hazelnut and Espresso. A final touch was using the silver mixture. The saying is from Cholcoholic by Sweet n Sassy Stamps set. You can get the Distress Inks and Chocolate stamps from Pez A Doodle.

Friday, July 10, 2009


This story was in the weekly newsletter from PC Crafter. It fits my life at the moment. I am trying to be a coffee bean. What are you?

God Bless,


A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee... You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Submitted by: Kathy Palmer

Pocket Card

This card was an accident. I started this card for another project but it just wasn't working. When I sat down to work on Flourishes By the Sea Challenge, this card just fit. The colors remind me of sand and water. Sorry the pictures aren't great. I am still learning how to get the lighting correct. By accident, this card fits Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to pop it up.
I used SU DP (don't know name). The other papers used are Neenah Classic Crest, Plasma Blue Iridescent, and Virtual Ivory Iridescent from Paper Temptress. I used Thinking You stamp set from Flourishes. I stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Card Set

This card set was made following Becky's directions for Tote-ally Awesome Tote I made mine simpler. I didn't add the out side pockets and made 2 different cards not 4 like Becky.

Here is the tag that I made for this gift. I used a scrap from my table. I stamped with Studio G stamps and Studio G ink. On the O is a Skittle from Pez A Doodle. The squares are Pez A Bling.


DPPaper - Fun in the Sun from DCVW

Other Paper is from Paper Temptress- Brown Basic, Sparkle Cardstock, Iridescent Plasma Blue, Virtual Pearl Iridescent, Aquamarine Metallic, Neenah Classic Crest White

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Chcicken Cards

There is a challenge in SNR by Digi Shack. If you combine the sketch and this free image, you get a new free digi from Digi Shack. I just love this image. I just had to make two. I used paper scraps. The flowers were cut using the Big Shot. The centers of the flowers are Skittles from Pez A Doodle. If you click on the picture, you can see that the Skittle in the large flower is a lady but. The ribbon was one I won from Terri. The brown card is ribbon from Michaels. The buttons are Wal-mart with Pez A Blings in the center. The images are printed on Sparkle Blanc text weight from Paper Temptress. I just love how the sparkle on this paper shows through on the images.
These cards fit Pile it On's challenge to use 3 different embellishments and a least one other challenge. The brown card fits Charisma Cardz's challenge to use buttons on a project.

Studio G Challenge

There is a new Studio G challenge on PCP. The sketch is above my 8 x 8 page. I used Studio G ink and stamps for this page. If you haven't tried Studio G ink, they work fantastic. I wasn't sure because I have tried cheap inks before and was unhappy. The Studio G inks work great on all surfaces. I stamped the sayings on SU ribbon. I highlighted on saying with a frame I got from Oriental Trading. If you have Studio G stamps and inks, pull them out and come play along.
Pez A Doodle has Studio G stamps, inks and glitter glue on pre-order for Halloween, Christmas and general stamps. They are a fantastic price.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Butterfly card

This card was used for a challenge on Stamp TV last week. I printed digital paper on Sparkle Text paper from Paper Temptress. I love that the sparkle comes through the paper. The butterfly was cut with a die for my Big Shot. The card shape is cut using the top note die. I stamped the flowers with versamark and then clear embossed.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pink Shirt

I am having a blast making my own DP. I used Alcohol Inks Rasberry & Purple Twilight. I put them on a makeup sponge with some blending solution. I started with the Rasberry than I used my Versamark pen and put clear embossing powder and heated it. Then I rubbed with the Purple Twilight and Blending Solution. Next I rubbed Versamakr all over the paper then clear embossed. I stamped the t-shirt from Little Tees from Gina K with Studio G ink and embossed with black ink. I had not planned on getting the aged look to the edges but I love the look. I used Classic Columnms Solar White Paper from Paper Temptress. The layout is a sketch from Stamp TV.

You can get all the inks at Pez A Doodle.

Cowboy card

I am having so much fun with this digital image from Pink Cat Studio. I used Fun in the Sun by DCVW. The yellow is Mangue sparkle cardstock. I used a button die for the big shot for the buttons. The blue is a fabric scrap that I cut using the Big Shot. The frame is from Oriental Trading. The saying is Studio G.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thank You

I want to say a big Thank You to all who sent cards for my card drive. I have decided to send everyone who sent cards some goodies. I don't know what but it will be some fun stuff. I hope to package it up and have it in the mail by this weekend. If you didn't get cards to me, don't worry. August is fast aproaching and that will be my 1st Blogaversary. I can't believe that I am over 11000 hits. When I started this blog, my goal was to get 1000 hits in a year. Thanks to everyone who stops by to take a peek. It means a lot to Katie and I. Have a great day!

Katie's card

Katie create this cute card using paper scraps. She used Studio G stamps for the cup cake and the saying.