Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pink Ribbon card & box

This image is from Sassy Studios. Lindsay is giving a donation with each stamp purchase. She has a wonderful sentiment set to go with these fantastic images. I used Support a Cure image. The saying is from Hugs for Janessa from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I used a small ribbon stamp from Little Tess from Gina K. The base is Basic Black. Then used used Basis pink. The image is framed with Greystone Linen.
This box is to hold a rosary. The box is made from Basis Pink. Then cute Nero Irridescent and Greystone Linen.

Paper Temptress- Basis Black, Basis Pink Nero Iridescent, Greystone Linen
Stamps- Support the cure from Sassy Studio Designs.
small ribbon- Little Tees from Gina K
Saying- Hugs for Janessa from Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Other- Skittles from Pez A Doodle


Happy Halloween! This sketch from Digital Delights is fantastic. I used the image Ghost Billy and his bat balloons. He is "colored" with Ice Crystals. I love that it has a touch of other colors. The rest of him and bats were colored with SU markers. The saying is Lizze Anne Designs. This stamp is retired.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Scrap and Stamps challenge this week was open. Just stamp on your layout. I stamped the Basis Light Blue with shells from Sea side by Flourishes using Distress Ink Antique Linen. The title was created on the computer and printed on Kraft. I used a rope stamp from Guiding Light by Gina K. The images were stamped with Versamark and then clear embossed. I did the same with the shells which are on Columns Brown and Kraft. The open space is for writing.

Thinking of you

The top card is own that I made at a stamp class. All products are SU. I loved the card and wanted to make another.
Here is mine using paper scraps and Autumn Blessings from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The mini clip is SU.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pink Cat Digis

I have some exciting news to share. Melissa at Pink Cat has asked for suggestions for digis and if your idea is chosen, you get a chance to great with the image before it is released. I had suggested Hanukkah themed images . She came up two fabulous images.
The first card is using Birds Crafty Menorah. Below the circle is Light Blue Crepe. The saying was created on my computer and printed on Plasma Blue Iridescent.

This card uses Lily with Dreidel. I printed both images on water color paper. The base of the cards is Sparkle Abysee. Behind Lily is Silk Silver Lustre. This is another card with a SU sweet treat cup. I just love coming up with new ways to use these. The cup is framed with Sparkle Abysee with Pez A Blings on either side. Go to Pink Cat Studio's blog to see the other cute images.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quick Card

The challenge this week on There She Goes Stamps is to make a 10 minute holiday card. I used the vines from Butterfly Happiness in the corners. The center is Silk Silver Lustre and the saying is from Heava Stamps. I added dots of Shimmer paint to frame the saying. I think this card needs something but can't figure out what. Let me know what you think I should add or just leave it alone. The base is White Velvet from Paper Temptress. This paper has such a wonderful smooth texture.

God Bless,

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Bears

I got a chance to create with Hambo's sketch again. I just love the sketch. I had to think of a way to use the Hanukkah image for another purpose. I saw it and thought a pumpkin would cover the dreidel. You can use just about anything. I think a present would be good for a birthday or Christmas. I hope you won't get tired of these guys. I have more ideas in my head. Now, I just have to find the time to create. I used the same tutorial as yesterday's post.
God Bless,

Monday, October 26, 2009

Paper Temptress Treasure Hunt

Today is day 3 of Paper Temptress Treasure Hunt. If you missed day 1 & 2 go to the Paper Temptress blog to see where you need to go get the first two letters. I don't have a letter you need to go to Carolina's blog to get today's letter. Oh, remember that the more people enter, the more Patricia is giving away. How fantastic is that! Now on to my project. Just click on the picture to see it larger. This is a calendar page for the calaenders athat I am putting together for Christmas gifts. The size is 9" x 9". I love that the Silver Lustre comes in 12 x 12 size. I can make this page base and have leftovers for another project. I stamped the vine from Butterfly Happiness from There She Goes Stamps with versamark than embossed with Green Tinsel from Stampendous. The photos have a border of Vellum Turquosie. Since I embossed the Vellum Turquoise a little bit of white shows and gives a neat effect. The title and names were printed on Greyston Linen. The journal box which is Greystone Linen stamped the same way as the main page. I used a piece of Onyz Metallic for the camera die cut.
2 Challenges-
Stamp TV Scrapbook Sketch

Paper Temptress papers- Silver Lustre, Vellum Turquosie, Greysotne Linen, Onyz Mettallic
Stamp- Butterfly Happiness from There She Goes Stamps

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hanakkuah 2

Ok, are tired of this image yet. I hope not. I have at least 2 more to show you. I just think this image is so cute. I am thinking of a way to use this image for another occasion. I hope to get to it soon. The DP is Fun in the Sun by DCVW. The base of the card is Column Brown and the images were printed on Sparkle paper. I used Pez A Blings in the corner.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Paper Temptress is celebrating.

Today is the one year anviersary of Paper Temptress. Patricia is celeberating with a wonderful give away and the best part is the more that enter the more she is giving away. Go to the Paper Temptress blog for all the details and for your first stop on the blog hop.


I was cleaning my scrap room and found this that I forgot to post for a challenge a while back. I used Whatever Floats your boat from Gina K. I used Espresso Adirondack paint on the edges. The papers are all from my scrap pile. I sponged DI Shabby Shutters.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thanks Page

This is the first page that I have done that does not have pictures. I like how it turned out. The challenge for Scrap and Stamp Saturday's challenge was to do something using the theme What are you thankful for. I have to say that I find theme challenges harder at times than color or sketch challenges. I need the push to try something different and that is one of many reasons I love challenges. I made this page for me. I need to be reminded that I am blessed in many ways even through the roller coaster ride of life. The two journal boxes are part of the Pierced Tag set from Angels Landing. They are digis so I can make them any size. The brown flowers are from Fred She Said. I stamped the title on retired SU tags using Studio G purple ink. The ribbon is Mary Arts. I used Studio G flower stamps with Distressed Ink Old Paint. Paper Play Challenge was to use your favorite embellishment. I used Pez A Doodle Skittles in the center of the flowers.

Hambo sketch

I got this sketch done way before the deadline. Go to Hogs & Sketches to enter. This cute digi is Hambo Stamps. Monica & Tim donated it to Operation Write Home. I had fun coloring these cute bears. The saying was done on my computer and punched out with large heart SU punch. I love that you can get the shapes digital and create tons of stuff. The DP is Fun in the Sun by DCVW.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Treasure Hunt

A quiet night b4 the storm!! The storm coming is a treasure hunt!! Yes Paper Temptress is celebrating her 1st year anniversary! A whole year already! To celebrate there is going to be a Treasure Hunt starting on Saturday the 24th, the actual day Paper Temptress originally opened!! Things are going to be a little different since instead of posting here you are going to be sent to design team members blogs so you can spend a little time looking around their amazing blogs!! There are some amazing new design team member also so the hunt is going to start with them so you can get to know them a little better. There may be more than one blog daily to visit but there will only be one letter each day so be sure to keep tract of the letters you need to come up with the word so that you enter the treasure hunt giveaway. This is where it gets really good!! For every 25 entries there will be a variety package of the winner’s choice given away so be sure to spread the word so that your chances to win increase!! The more that enter the more packages given away so be sure to tell everyone! If only 25 enter :( then only 1 package will be given away but if over 30 :) enter then there will be 2 lucky winners, now if 75 enter then 3 winners and on and on. All you have to do is visit here, (or your email)check for the link or links for the blog that is being featured that day, visit the blog or blogs, write down the letter every day and when the treasure hunt is over then you will Email the Paper Temptress and leave the word that you found during the treasure hunt to enter the fabulous giveaway! Good luck!!

the Paper Temptress

BTW…The treasure hunt idea was originally thought up and done by Pat at Technique Junkies so thank you Pat for such a GREAT way to have fun!!

Fight Like a Girl

This image and saying is free from Whimsie Doddles til Oct 23 than she will be for sale and proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness. My sketch is from Card Patterns. The base is Columns Brown from Paper Temptress. The rest of the papers are from Fun in The Sun by DCVW. I used Pez A Blings around the saying.

Sweet Treat card

Kelli has a wonderful tutorial on her blog on how to make this cute card with a SU Sweet treat cup. I put some dark chocolate coffee espresso beans. The saying is SU. The base is Sparkle Orange card stock and the inside has Iridescent Potion Ivory and Sparkle Noir. All these papers are from Paper Temptress.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hanukkah Card 2

Heavea Stamps donated me this wonderful saying for the Hanukkah cards I am making for Operation Write Home. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches for the LO. I have to admit the flower was an afterthought because I forgot the Platinum Shimmer was still wet so I got some where I didn't want it. I used the 1/2" punch to make the circles and added Pez A Doodles Pez A Bling in the center. I made the circles of Shimmer paint with turning a paint brush upside down.
This fits Stamp TV's Potluck Friday challenge of using only a saying.

Pumpkin Frog

This weeks challenge for Whimsy Stamps is embossing of any type. This cute frog is so fun to color. I tried coloring with pencils and baby oil. I was thinking of pumpkins when I colored him. The sky is Studio G silver and the water is DI Faded Blue Jeans. It came out ok for the first time using a brayer and the new coloring technique for me. The moon is Adriondack paint Lemonade. Oh, they are having a DT call so I am putting my name in the hat. Wish me luck. :) If you are interested in putting your name in the hat, go to the challenge blog for details. If you have never tried out for a DT spot, I encourage you to try.
Other challenges-
Pile it On- Halloween
Cute Card Thursday- Spook Fest
Stampin B- Halloween

Sunday, October 18, 2009


These are some of the favorite pictures of my son. He is smiling and not showing his grumpy teenager look. I used a digital kit called What a Hoot by Eva Marina for the page. The page was printed on Iridescent Potion Ivory. I then mounted the page on Basis Brown. I love that the shimmer on the paper shows through the printed image. If you click on the picture, you will see what I mean. I had not thought of printing on anything but white. I printed some digital flowers on Basis Blue and they came out fantastically. I will try to post the picture soon.
Sorry this post is a little off in my thoughts tired and need to get this posted.
The papers are from Paper Temptress.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pumpkin Bear

I used Delightful Sketches for the layout. This pumpkin bear is from Digital Delights. The bear has flower soft to give some texture. The web is from Hambo stamps. The sentiment is unknown.
Digital Tuesday's challenge this week is Halloween.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Christmas Card

Here is another card for Operation Write home. The center paper and flowers are part of the Pointsetta pack from Fred She Said. This set is digital and helps make for quick cards.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hanukkah Card

This is a simple card that I made for Operation Write Home. I was talking to Fabre and she said that they were needed some Hanukkah cards. This stamp is from SU. The oval and flowers are part of the blue by the sheet set. I stamped in Navy Brilliance ink and colored the menorah with Shimmer paint. The Silver lustre behind the oval is from Paper Temptress. The texture of the paper helps to make a quick card. Tracey has WCD challenge to make a project using any product from her store. Tomorrow is the last day to enter.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thank You Album

Yeah! This album is finally done. It was tough coming up with some embellishments because it all had to be manly. I used the anchor from Guiding Light from Gina K. The thank you sign and work ahead were done on my computer. I used distress stickels on the brads. All pages are different DP and Basis Brown. I used Russo Incandescent and Saphire Mettallic.
Off to create something girly. I am craving flowers, glitter and pink.

Andrew Smiling

Here is another calendar page. I am going to tag them calendar09 for those who want to see all the pages. This is a rare photo of my son. 98% of the time he has the grumpy teenage look. I can't believe looking at this photo that he is 18 & at college. I used Guiding Light from Gina K for the stamped images. I colored with Distress Inks and a SU blender pen. The base is Basis Blue. I pulled out a piece of Vellum Parchment White to create the column on the sketch. This is last weeks challenge.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Star Photographer

This is an odd size page. It is 8 1/4 x 9. This part of the calendar that I make for gifts for Christmas. The sketch is a challenge fro Gina K's Oct Release Party. The base is Basis Red. For a touch of glitter without the mess, I used Nero Incandescent. The star DP is a Target $1 find. It is a pack of paper for a calender. The journaling is done on White Grandee. The stars were punched with die for Big Shot using Red Ruche. The star stamp on the photo, stars and border on red is part of the set Little Tees from Gina K.

Paper Temptress
paper- White Grandee, Nero Incandescent, Basis Red

Pink Maggie

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This cute image is called Pink Ribbon Maggie from Digital Delights by Louby Loo and if you hurry over it is free. She is just adorable. The colors were part of Stamp Tv's color challenge last week. The sketch is for Tuesday Morning. Maggie is colored with Twinkling H2O's. The sentiment is from H&M stamps. I just love the sparkle in Mountain Rose Glimmer and Azelea Mettallic because it adds lots to the card with little effort. The flowers and image are popped up which fits Pile it On Challenge. One last challege is CCEE Stampers to use a digital image.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I am trying to finish up a mini album and clean the scrap room. I hope to be back later this weekend with pictures of the mini album. I am trying to get more scrapbooking done so I may be MIA off and on. Have a great day!
God Bless,