Thursday, April 30, 2009

TSG Release Challenge

Here is my card for the There She Goes pre Release Party challenge. The challenge was to combine at least 2 sets and you could not just an image from one and a saying from another. It is overcast here and I couldn't get a descent picture. I hope to get a better one tomorrow. For Stamp sets I used Butterfly Happiness, Branching Out, and You're So Punny. For Paper, I used Blanc Leather, Navy Blue Leather, Candino, and Plastic Blue from Paper Temptress. From Butterfly Happiness, I used the grass stamp up side down, and the small and large half butterflies. From Branching Out, I used the tree base, the flower top, and the solid tree top (the clouds). From You're So Punny, I used the squirel and both sayings. I have one more TSG stamp set but it is hiding right now. I added stickles to some of the tree flowers to give them some sparkle.

Friend card

Yeah! I finally got time to stamp. Sorry for the bad pictures. I have forgotten how to take good pictures.
The first one shows the fantastic shine to Silver Lustre. The second shows the colors and texture of the paper better. I used Silver Lustre for the bunny and Red Hot Pop Tones for the base. I colored with Twinkling H2O's and highlighted with gel pens. I used I'd Pick You as the main set and the sun is a stamp in Spring Scene and both are from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

I will be at There She Goes Release Party. See you tonight. Sorry I can't do a link right now. I have to run and get the kids from school.
Thanks for all the well wishes.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Thanks for the well wishes. This is a busy time of year for Sea Cadets which is a jr. Navy program. I am in charge of getting the paper work together which means lots of forms that need to be typed and printed. I hope to squeeze some craft time in later today cuz I got my new Gina K stamps. I am totally in love with them. If some one wants to come over and ink them up, you are more than welcome.

If you haven't taken advantage of Squigglefly's 1 a day in may, tomorrow is the last day. It is only $30.

If you are not part of Paper Temptress's group on PCP, join up because coming in May is some delicious paper. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Christine Vick you have till Thursday morning to email ( so I can get some goodies sent to you.

Have a great day!
God Bless!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Just letting you know that some of my health challengs have reared their ugly heads so I have been unable to create anything in the last couple days. I hope to feel better tomorrow so I can stamp again.

God Bless!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Coffee Birthday card

Sorry for the poor lighting. I had trouble photographing this card. It's light green and brown. The colors are really off. I used Warm Up from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Sweet n Sassy has started a sketch challenge site called The Sweet Shop.
I did the Corner Adorn challenge on SCS for a Gina K Release Challenge. I got the paper piercing template from SU a little bit ago and am loving it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Purple Tag card

The potluck challenge on Stamp TV was to make a card that was not rectangle or square. I made a tag card. I used paper from my scraps bin. I used SU stamps. I think it is called Priceless. I just love the butterfly. As I look at my card, I don't think I fufilled the challenge. Oh, well I like it.
On Scrap Crafts PCP group, the challenge was to make a tag.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blog Candy & Japenese card

Thanks to Debby for helping me find a translation sight. Stef has given me another saying to use for this image. The red strips behind the house are actually ribbon. I am trying to use some of my ribbon stash.

Crystal has started her own blog and is giving some fantastic blog candy. Go to her blog to see all the wonderful goodies.

Editor's note: Sorry that you can't read what it says. It says "My house is your house" The top is in Japanese.

There she goes Release Challenge

There She Goes Stamps Release Challenge
is to share the first card you upload to the internet whether it be your blog or a group site. It is amazing how far I have come since July 2008. This card was done for a swap. I see lots of things I would love to change. Now TSG challenge is share your favorite card you have done.. I just love the sparkle and colors of this card. Come join me in this challenge. I would love to see what you post.

God Bless!

Yellow gift bag

Stamps and Smile started a new challenge called Project Tuesday. I had gotten some new sparkle paper from Target. The paper is 12 x 12. This project uses 1 sheet of 12 x 12. The bag is called Double Pocket. You can get the directions here.

I used images from Squigglefly. I used the new Baby Set. It is amazing. You get 44 images and it is only $9.99. I love that Squigglefly gives you images that are left and right. The other neat thing about the images are in two formats. One is jpeg which is your typical photo and the second is png which is great for Photoshop programs.

God Bless!

Recipe Baby Set from Squigglefly

Paper- Yellow is from Target. The images are printed on Iridescent Ivory from Paper Temptress.
The rest is from my scrap bin

Colored with Twinkling H2O

Acessories Buttons- Walmart Black Flat Back Pearls from Flourishes

Friday, April 24, 2009

News and blog candy

I just want to remind you to back up your computer. I had a scare that I accidently deleted all my digital images and digital paper packs. The folder had been moved into a folder. I have now backed everything up another drive. Praise the Lord that it was not deleted. I hope to have the finished house card up later tonight.

Blog Candy Shout outs
- Cammie has some awesome blog candy on her blog
-Kim is celebrating her blogaversary

I want to thank all my followers. I used to choose one of my followers to recieve a little thank you from me. The lucky winner is Christine Vick. Christine email me your address so I can the goodies out to you. I am truly thankful for everyone who takes a moment out of the day to see what Katie and I have created.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Japanese House

Ok I need help to finish this card. This house is a digital image fromSquigglefly. I colored with Twinkling H2O's and chalked the background. The flowers were stamped from Thinking of You set from Flourishes.
I want to add a saying with this house. The only thing that comes to mind is my house is your house but I can't find a way to make the saying in Japanes. I know the spanish version but that won't help. If you know how to translate it, could you help me? Also, if you can come up with something else, I would love it.

Get Well

I was lucky to win Hospital Hanna from Hanna's last release. Thanks Kristi. The picture is off. I would try to take another picture but I already sent the card. I stamped some of the accesories to the pink paper. I used Astrobright Yellow Textured as the base. The other papers are Basis Pink and Berrylicious Pop Tones. I colored using my SU markers.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pink Garden

I used SCS sketch 225 for the layout. I got a chance to make another card with Pezzy's garden. I just love this stamp. Can you tell? I added Pez A Bling to the center of the flowers. Pez A Bling is a new embellishments that Pez A Doodle has. It comes in some wonderful mixes and individual colors. I colored with gel pens and chalk. I used Basis Magenta, Basis Yellow, and Heavenly White Ultrasmooth from Paper Temptress.

Garden Stamp

Welcome to Pez A Doodles blog hop. Pezzy's Garden 1 is the third stamp being released today. Go to Grechens's for the next stop in the blog hop. The first card is done to showcase the stamp. I colored with Twinkling H2Os. The saying is from H&M Stamps. The second card is using the stamp as background to Polkadot Pie Lovelys with Pezzy and Picnic Bug 1. Pezzy was stitting on hearts and I just cut around her. I printed everything on Sparkle cardstock from Paper Temptress. The card base is Plastic Blue. I wish you could feel this paper. It has wonderful texture. I stamped the swirlys with versamark than used Heat n Stick embossing powder from SU. I then covered the base with glitter.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pink Butterfly page

I have decided to get back to scrapbooking which is what I did before I learned about cardmaking. I have extra photos and I just couldn't throw them away so I decided to make mini scrapbooks for my niece and nephew for Christmas. I know I can't believe I am thinking this far ahead. This page shows my niece and my daughter. I just love this photo. The layout was last weeks Erika's scrapbook challenge on Stamp TV. I printed the quote and banner from by computer. The title uses Studio G flower stamps on the background. I used a template to cut the letters. I stamped 2 Studio G and then cut them out. The title fits a challenge on the Studio G group.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wonderful news!

Hi, My name is Anita and I am addicted to Digi Stamps. One of my favorite stamp company is Hambo. I just love their cute and funny stamps. Tim draws all the images for the stamps. He has decided to start selling digital images.
I got to try Cupcake Rain to see if it would work as a digital stamp. I just love this digi. I would love to have it rain chocolate cupcakes. I colored with H2O's. I added Crystal Laquer to the top of the cupcakes to give them some shine. the tag was made by cutting a soda can with my big shot. I stampe a Studio G cupcake. I stampe with Stazon Timber Brown. I added Crystal Laquer to the top of the coconut. I have dew drops in the corners. Go to Tim's blog to see another digi stamp.


Fred, She Said recently released a mermaid set. It includes the background a mermaid and some animals. I used the background with a mermaid from Squigglefly. I colored with Twinkling H2Os. Sorry the picture is off. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. The treasure chest is a cucake stamp from SU. I stamped the cupcake on vellum with chalk ink. My DD is the one who thought the cupcake looked like a treasure chest. I printed the saying from my computer.

Emma & Friends from Fred, She Said
Mermaid from Squigglefly
Iridecents Plasma Blue & Digital Vellum for the Mermaid. The card base is Vellum Bristol. All papers are from Paper Temptress.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Timeless Tuesday

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge was to to do paper piercing. I used a Hedi Swapp piercing template to make the piercing. I used Signs of Spring from Flourishes. The colors were chosen from Stamp TV color challenge last week. I used Sparkle Orange card stock and Astrobright Yellow Textured. The saying is from I'd Pick You from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

Blog Candy

Over at the Toodles and Binks Blog they got a mystery blog candy that their giving away.

Whimsy Birthday

Whimsy Stamps has a challenge blog. The first challenge is Celebration. I used the Whimsy Owl. I think she is just so cute. I stamped her in Brilliance ink. I inked below in chocolate ink and the top in Brilliance blue. The background is stamped with cupcakes from Studio G stamps. The flower is from a digital set by Fred She Said. The saying is from by H&M Stamps. The paper is Sparkle text for the owl and Heavenly White Ultrasmooth and both are from Paper Temptress. This card fits Cute Card Thursday challenge for using flowers.

Princess Cleo

Yeah!!!!! I get to share with you my favorite stamp that is being released from Pez A Doodle. Isn't she just so cute. Sorry my photo is kinda dark. It has been cloudy off and on. I used the new Pez A Blings to decorate around her. I colored her with gel pens. I used SU DP and scraps for the rest of the card. The word princess is a Studio G stamp and I used Heat n Stick Embossing powder from SU to make the flowers sparkle. Oh, Don't forget to go to Catherine's blog for the start of the blog hop.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

To the Rescue

I am tired and it has been a long day so I will post quickly. Thanks for the prayers to fix my other computer but it looks like I did more damge so it will take longer to fix it.
Card Recipe
Bear Knight - Dustin Pike
Carriage- Whimsy Stamps
Colored with Twinkling H2)s and gel pens
I figured out how to do speech bubbles on Microsoft Word for the saying. I used Flower Soft on the bottom of the card.

Don't forget you have a very short time to order Picnic Bee digital stamp from Pez A Doodle. Tomorrow is the release of the second stamp. You will have three days to buy the image as a digital stamp. After stamp 3 release, you will be able to buy the stamps.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I am sorry. I am unable to post today. I ended up having to do errands and I broke the charger for my other laptop and need to go find one so I can get some work done. It is nothing fun, just paperwork. I hope to post later tonight. I have posted all the links for the Pez A Doodle activities over the next few days. I will have a post on Sunday. I can't wait to share stamp #2. I just love it. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Red Flowers

This card I made for Cute Card Thursday challenge, From Courtneys Closet,
and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.I paper pierced the white paper, and the phrase says
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Made by Katie

Paper- PT red hot, black licorice, and iridescents poision ivory.
Stamp- Flourishes Thinking Of You
Ribbon- From my stash

Blog Candy

Dorothy over at her blog, is giving away a limited edition Color Box multi colored ink pad. So hop on over to her blog to enter to win a very special thing.

Also, Sarah over at her blog, is giving away lots of goodies.

Pez A Doodle Blog Hop Release #1

Yeah! I finally get to share one of the new releases from Pez A Doodle. Go to Catherine's blog to start the Blog Hop and see what my other DT sisters have created. She will direct you to the next stop and the last stop will be Marti's blog (owner of Pez A Doodle). She will announce the winner of the Digital Stamp of Picnic Bee. If you didn't win, you will have a chance to buy the digital stamp for the next three days and then it will only be available as a rubber stamp. Marti will direct you to the first hint for the next stamp.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


When I started my blog last August, my goal was to have maybe 2oo visitors. I am totally blown away that I have almost reached 75oo visitors. My kids are on spring break this week so my week is off. I will be back next week with some blog candy. Have a great day! Thank you to all you stop to see what I am up to.

More Cards for Dare 2 U Digi

Ok, I just couldn't resist doing 2 more cards for the Dare 2 U Digital.. The mouse card is a Digi Stamp from Sweet n Sassy Stamps called
Birthday Balloons.
The card base is Vellum Bristol. The other papers are Navy Blue Pike Text , Berrylicious Pop Tones and Silver Lustre from Paper Temptress. The saying is a Studio G Stamp from Pez A Doodle. I used liquid Pearl around the saying for extra sparkle. You can get liquid pearl from Pez A Doodle.

The second card is Hungry Bird from Squigglefly. The papers on this card are all from my scrap bin. Both images were colored with Twinkling H2O's.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pez A Doodle Release

Editor's note- Sorry for the confusion. I have added Sandie's blog link.

Go to Sandie's blog to get the last hint. Have you guessed yet? Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Digi stamp of the wonderful image. Yeah, tommorow is release day and you get to see the wonderful creations that all have made with this new stamp.

Pez a Doodle Realease

Don't forget to go to Cheryl's blog and see the next hint. (Link is to the left)

Purple Clouds

This one of the free images from Dustin Pike. I am just in love with his dragons. I am on a purple streak. I will try to make something with out purple in it. I was talking to friends about coloring images in other than normal colors. When I wanted to make this dragon into a card, I thought about clouds and decied to make purple clouds. I made this card for the Dare 2 U Digi Stamp Challenge which was to use bling. What could be more bling than sparkly purple clouds. I used the cloud stamps in Spring Scenes from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Purple Thinking of You

This a rare occasion. I actually got a challenge done on the day it is posted. Sweet n Sassy has a Monday DT challenge. This week was to make a Thinking of You card. Now for the details. I used mostly scraps from my craft table. I just love the DP which is SU. The Violet Vellum is from Paper Temptress. I tend to save the scraps from when I punch out shapes. I thought this would be a great way to highlight the flower. The "thinking of you" is from I'd Pick You from Sweet n Sassy. The green buttons are brads that I pick up on clearance. Ok, have you noticed anything odd about the card. Yep, I put everything on the wrong way. The card opens to the left instead of the right.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pez A Doddle First Release

I want you to go to Catherine's blog to get the first hint of one of the first stamps being released. You will have 3 hints and than release day for that stamp. The stamp will be released as a digital stamp but only for a short time. So check back tomorrow and I will send you to the next hint. You will totally be amazed at the stamps being release.

Mail box bird

Happy Easter to all!

Squigglefy is having an awesome promotion. If you preorder images for May, you get an incredible deal. It is $30 for 31 images. Go to Squigglefly to sign up.

This mailbox bird is an image from Squigglefly. I colored with gel pens and Twinkling H2Os. Pez a Doodle has added the wonderful square embellishments called Pez a Blings. They come in individual colors and mixes. Some of the mixes match some wonderful DP. Check back tomorrow for the start of Pez A Doodles release. They are a few suprises. You won't want to miss the fun.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blog Candy

Irina has some wonderful blog candy on her blog.

Easter Baskets

I bought the template for these baskets from Digi Chicks. The basket with the bunny is the template printed as is. The other basket is one I changed and added text with Photoshop Elements 3. The picture on the right is the front and back of the basket. The Font is one I got from Lettering Delights. This fits Sweet n Sassy's challenge to make something for Easter. The basket with the bunny and lines are Studio G stamps.

Chair Sceene

Ok, I am not sure about this card. I think the chairs are too small. I should of used a smaller bird. The yellow behind the bird is fabric. My mom is a quilter and she lets me take her scraps. I am trying to make myself use stuff and not just save it for something special. The DP is SU. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge this week was to use your favorite set. I choose Chairs for You.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Girl with Tulips

I used Paper Temptress Iridescents Ivory, Iridescents cryogen and dark purple. The image was free from Inger. Go to her blog for this lovely image and see her wonderful projects.

One of my favorite things about Paper Temptress is the incredible price. Patricia, owner of Paper Temptress, ships fast and incredible shipping prices. The leather paper is an amazing 40% off for the month of April. Once you use this paper you will be amazed. The touch papers are 25% off for April. These papers are so fun to use. If you haven't been to Paper Temptress blog yet, go over and see the amazing projects that the DT have been show casing.

Oh, I almost forgot to remind the kids out there that Patricia is looking Paper Princess or Paper Princes. Anyone under 18 is elegible to enter.

Spring card

This card I made using the stamp His Eye On The Sparrow from Sweet N Sassy. I used paper from my stash and colored it up using chalks. Made by Katie

Big flower

This card I made for fun. I used PT Teal, Kiwi Vellum, and Plastic White. I paper pierced the corner and along the vellum. Made by Katie

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pink Daffodil

Flourishes Friday Focus was to use paper piecing on your card. Faith showed how she paper pieced her flower. I wouldn't have thought to paper piece a flower but I love how this opens up so many options for flowers. I used Spring for You. from Flourishes. The backfround is vellum embossed with the dots folder. The little pink flower above the Happy Easter is Studio G. Pez a Doodle has a wonderful set of Studio G stamps for an amazing price.

Courtney's Closet

Ok, I finally got another card done for Libby's weekly challenge. I am a little late but I did get it done. The DP is SU. I am trying to force my self to use my DP and not just save it. The stamp set is Butterfly Happiness from There She Goes Stamps. The sketch is TSG challenge on PCP.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Odd cards

I forgot that I hadn't posted these cards. The blue card was supposed to be for a color challenge but I mixed two different color challenges so it just goes into the pile of cards.
The turkey card is just one more in my strange turkey catagorey. I just can't seem to put him away. I hope to have an Easter Turkey soon.

Blue card recipie - Lapis Luzi from Paper Temptress Stamp Set - Clear Dollar Stamps

Purple card- paper is from my stash


Yeah! The mouse has been captured. Off to create. I have some new stamps just calling for ink. Anyone want to come help ink up my new stamps? See ya later.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NSR- Mouse troubles

I had hope to post a card this morning but I had a visitor in my scrap room. A mouse has gotten into my house and keeps moving rooms. I am not squeamish about much but I just couldn't stamp with the mouse being the room with me. Anyone want to come get him? I guess I will have to wait till my DH gets home tonight. See you tomorrow.

I will be at Flourishes weekly chat with Faith. If you have time, the chat is from 7 pm est to 9 pm east or 4 pm pct to 6 pm pacific time.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Green Easter Bunny

I found the cutest digital images that are free. Dustin Pike has these wonderful images that he has drawn for free and a few images on his Esty site for just $3 each. Go to his blog to see all the fun images. This card is made from my scrap pile. I had a hard time taking this picture because of all the sparkle on the bunny. This bunny became green because when I was coloring other images and I dropped some green on the bunny so I figured I would finish coloring him green. I won Butterfly Happiness from There She Goes Stamps I used the grass stamp from that set. The clouds where made using the tree top from Branching Out from There She Goes Stamps. ( I tried to hot link the store but for some reason. I tried three times and it wouldn't work so I am giving up.