Sunday, May 31, 2009

Limelight Anniversary

Head over to Limelight's blog to see all the exciting things coming this week.

Mojo Monday

I have a lot of fun participating the challenges at Stampin Out Alzheimers. This card was made using Mojo Mondays sketch. The flowers are a digital stamp from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. All paper is from my scrap bin. I used Pez A Blings for the accents.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Blog Candy

Blog Candy-

Cardiology has some fantastic blog candy.

Denise is giving away some of her fantastic releases.

Paper Temptress has just added 12 x 12 paper. I am so excited that I can scrapbook with Paper Temptress papers. Patricia is still adding papers so if you don't see your favorite just ask. I can't wait to get some to make some wonderful projects with the paper too.

Peek A Boo Treats

These little treat holders was a challenge on Project Tuesday for Stamps and Smiles a few weeks ago. These are so easy to make. The top one uses SU Darling Dots and Little Tees from Gina K.
This one uses the Flower Soft Sample Kit from Pez A Doodle. This kit is only $12. You get some samples of the flower soft, masks, wire, and glue. I made the flowers in the vase by putting the flower soft glue on the wire and then sprinkled the wire with flower soft. I did this a couple times to get the thickness I wanted. The DP is Euphoria from Basic Grey.
Here you can see the inside of the treat holders.

Cards for 184th

Here are a few of the cards that I made for people to fill out to send to the 184th. I used Jessica Lynn images. The sayings are fonts from Lettering Delights.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Katie & Kaila's page

This page was made using last weeks Stamp TV Scrapbook sketch challenge. These photos are a few years ago. I just love how much fun the girls have showing off their clothes from a shopping trip and the tye die t-shirts that they made. I used Little Tees stamp set. All paper is from my stash. The flowers are a digital download from Fred, She Said.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Studio G Birthday Cards & Courtney's Closet

This is Courtney enjoying her birthday cupcake. Libby has a wonderful challenge using any outfit from the past year. Go to her blog to see all the cute outfit.s I choose this cute cupcake outfit.
I used Studio G stamps for the cupcakes and saying. The buttons and squares the cupcakes are on were cut using my Big Shot. All paper is unknown.
Marti has some wonderful blog candy. Go here to see her beautiful Layout.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cards for Heros Blog Hop

I am so honored to be part of Cards for Hero Blog Hop. Cards for Heros is a fantastic organization that collects blank cards to send the soldiers to send to their families.

The military holds a special place in my heart. My DH served 8 years in the Air Force and my son is looking at a career in the military. My family has been in involved with Sea Cadets for 8 years. Sea Cadets is a Jr. Navy program where kids can partake in trainings at military bases.

If you haven't started at Cards for Hero Blog Hop, head their first and follow the blog hop.
Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Go see her beautiful card. (Below is the link straight to Lisa's post. I have been unable to link it to it.)

I made 2 4x4 cards. I used Mojo Monday's sketch for the layout. I used Studio G stamps from Pez A Doodle. The square embellishments are Pez A Blings from Pez A Doodle.

Stamps- Studio G from Pez A Doodle
Accesories- Pez A Bling from Pez A Doodle
Paper from Stash

Squigglefly challenge #3

Kim has a fantastic challenge on the Squigglefly Blog. This week is a color challenge using Bordering Blue, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. I used Auqamarine Metallic, Rose Quartz Metallic, and Basis Brown from Paper Temptress. I used a new stamp for the saying that I won from Rhonda. Thanks Rhonda for my new stamps. The turtle is titled For You from Squigglefly.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Red, White, Blue

The Timeless Tuesday Challenge is to make a square card. I used Stamp TV's sketch for the layout. Juniper Metallic, Saphire and White Diamond papers from Paper Temptress. The saying is from Mixed Greetings stamp set.

Blog Candy & other news

Mary has some wonderful blog candy for celebrating her Anniversary on her blog.

Pez A Doodle is having a fantastic one day sale tomorrow. A lot of items will be 25% and you don't need a code.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Studio G Father's Day

Crystal has a Father's Day card challenge on her blog. You are to use only blue & brown cardstock, 1 nuetral, and only ribbon and buttons for embellishments. I used some leopard print leather for the ribbon and buttons are from Wal- mart. The base of the card is one that I bought from Jody. It is SU white paper. The blue is double duty blue and Capacino Metallic is the brown both are from Paper Temptress. All stamps are Sudio G from Pez A Doodle.

Friday, May 22, 2009


There is a new stamp company called Nutshells. They are giving away their cute new stamps. Go check it out on their blog.

Clear Picnic Bug

I got some clear cardstock card bases from Short cuts. I stampe with stazon black and colored with Bic Markers. I used Picnic Bug from Pez A Doodle. The little gems on the top of the card are a wonderful new embellishment that Marti has in the Pez A Doodle store. Go to her blog to see them up close and see the other wonderful colors. I used Spring Scenes from Sweet n Sassy for the bird and clouds. The white paper inside the card is White Leather from Paper Temptress.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Next Level

A new challenge site called the Next Level is opening on June 1. Come join with me for a chance to win some of this yummy blog candy

Libby's Courtney Closet

The challenge for Courtney's Closet is to choose and outfit from the last year. I choose #15.

I used Melanie's Little Tees from Gina K. The flag is Inkandino and celebrate is Studio G. I used white beads and added Pez A Blings on top.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Embellishment Set

Editor's Note: The winner of the set is Holly. Just email me your address and I will get this sent to you.

This set was made with Studio G stamps. The little embellishments are put on the frosted clear card stock with mini glue dots. This way you just remove them and place them on your card or other project. I used Pez A Blings on the circles.
Here you can see the set all closed up. I am leaving the front blank so you can add whatever you want to the front.
Here you can see the embellishments up close.
This was made using Double Duty Chocolate, and Tan from Paper Temptress. I love the Double Duty Chocolate because one side is textured and one side is smooth. The ribbon is Mary Arts.
Now for the fun. I will be choosing one lucky person to receive this set along with a card blank and some of the DP to make their own card. One idea to use the holder is to put notes in for dad from the kids. Just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name on Thursday, May 22 at 3 pm (PST).

Paper- DP- Over the Moon, Double Duty Chocolate and Tan from Paper Temptress
Accessories- Pez A Bling
Stamps- Studio G

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stampin Out Alzheimer's

Come join me at a wonderful event. Below is what I copied from Melanie's blog. My grandmother had Alzheimer's so this disease touches my heart.

I want to share some information about a very special project with you today that involves some of my Paper Craft Planet friends. Jen Tapler, from Jen Tapler Designs, and Susanna Boyd of Card of the Week are hosting a 7 day stamping and scrapbooking event to help raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. It is a fatal, progressive disease that slowly robs a person of their precious memories.

We are involved in the memory preservation hobbies - so what better cause for the papercrafting community to join together to support? The site, Stampin Out, will feature a variety of challenges, contests, classes and more in different paper crafting categories (stamping, cardmaking, paperscrapbooking, digi scrapping, hybrid, etc) - with prizes donated by over 30 generous sponsors. It's set up as a "Pay to Play" community.

For a small donation (any amount will do), you'll get permission to join the online community which will be up from May 25 to June 1st. 100% of these funds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association to help with their efforts to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by this heartbreaking disease.The site isn't "live" yet - it will open soon and the events will begin on Monday. For a quick link to join and make a donation, check out the widget in my sidebar. Check out the video on Paper Craft Planet's home page for a special mesage from Susanna and more about the event by clicking here.

I'd LOVE it if you'd share the badge (see it on the sidebar on the right? just click where it says "add to site" and it will give you the html to copy and paste) on your blog and help us spread the word! We'd like this to be the largest community fund raising effort in the stamping and scrapbooking space. Please help. You'll help us raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's.

Orange Circle page

I found a new challenge site. It is Scrappy Frogs Challenge. The challenge was to use circles on your project. I did circles as background for the page. The white circles are embossed with dots folder and then I rubbed Sunset Orange Adriondack Paint on top to give the paper some color.

Squigglefly Challenge

If you haven't been to the Squigglefly blog to see what the other DT's have done with Rhonda's challenge. Go see the amazing cards that everyone made. I used Messy Boy image from squigglefly. It y is a sticker and the yummy ice cream is a clip art. I used brads and circle beads on the bottom edge. This card also fits Cute Card Thursdays challenge for this week.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Award time!

This award is given to me by Libby just recently.Thanks Libby for the award. The award is given to a blogger that shows great attitude and gratitude. I don't know what that means but I do know a few great people to pass it on to.

I want to pass the award on to all my Squigglefly DT. I have posted the links to the side bar. Welcome Lora, Amanda, Janet, Heather, and Crystal to the Squigglefly DT team.

Rhonda's Challenge

Rhonda has a new challenge up on the Squigglefly blog.
If you want to see the rest of my card, then head to the Squigglefly blog.

Here is the challenge.
1. (At least) One Squigglefly image
2. Two desinger papers
3. Three embellishments-(buttons, brads, flowers, jewels) may be any combination
4. One letter of the alphabet-your choice-may be hand drawn or chipboard/rub-on
I have attached the card I made for this challenge-have fun playing along!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Red, Black & White Challenge

Cammie's color challenge on Stamp TV is to use red, black and white on your project. I decided to do another scrapbook page. The border is Hedi Swapp chipboard borders. I painted with Adirondack Paint Pitch Black and Red Pepper. Then stamped the candy with Color Box white. All stamps are Studio G. The titles are fonts from Lettering Delights. Basic Black is the base of the page. Mars Metallic and Opal Metallic were used as accents. I have to say that this is the first page that I have done with black as the base and I love it.

Blog Candy

Denise has some wonderful blog candy to celebrate her birthday.

Squigglefly is looking to add to their Design Team. If you are interested in applying for the Design Team, go to the Squigglefly store and send them an email (under contact us on site).

I have a big project coming up. I am working on the final details. I hope to have it up Monday.

Friday, May 15, 2009

5 Squigglefly Images

Rhonda has a fantastic challenge going on. It is to use at least 3 Squigglefly images on a card.
I got 5 images. Yahoo! I used Little Rocker, Butterfly Cat, Flower Bunny, Butterfly Cluster, and Floating Among the Flowers. I colored with chalk and put some Flower Soft for grass. Marti has a wonderful sample kit of Flower Soft for only $12. It is a mixture of some Flower Soft, masks and glue. I used Sparkle Cardstock for the base, Lunar Blue behind Little Rocker which was printed on Digital Vellum. The butterflies were printed on Azela Mettalic.

Recipe- Squigglefly Images -Little Rocker, Butterfly Cat, Flower Bunny, Butterfly Cluster, and Floating Among the Flowers

Studio G Chalk, Liquid Pearls Mint Green, Stickles Cotton Candy, Flower Soft all from Pez A Doodle

Paper Temptress papers- Sparkle Cardstock, Azelea Mettalic, Digital Vellum and Lunar Blue Pearlscent

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I sorry their will be no post today. I have been feeling sick again. I will be ok in a few days. It is just a cold. My week has been busy getting ready for my kids to spend the night at a local airplane museum. It always amazes me how much running around needs to do. The weather isn't helping me either. It is been muggy the last couple days and now it is over the 100s. This is way too early to be this hot. I hope to get some time to craft this weekend.

Pez A Doodle is having a fantastic clearance sale. Go cheeck it out.

Paper Temptress has some wonderful new papers coming up. So be on the look out for that.

Squigglefly has a fantastic challenge on their blog. Come play with the DT's.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chair set

This weeks Flourishes release challenge was to make a him & her card using same stamp set and same layout. I used Chairs for You. I just love this set. I paper pieced the chairs. I painted the "floors" of the chairs with Adirondack paints and added Flower Soft on top. The pink ribbon is K&Company.

Recipe- Chairs for You- Flourishes
Adirondack Paint & Flower Soft - Pez A Doodle

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Day on the Bay

I had so much fun with Erika's Scrapbook sketch last week. I just had to make another page. I used Guiding Light stamp set from Gina K. All papers are unkown except the leather paper I stamped the birds on. I painted the leather paper with Adirondack Cloudy Blue before I stamped the bird.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Japenese woman card

Kim and Rhonda have a lot of fun things planned for Squigglefly blog. There will be a weekly challenge starting on Monday. This week starts off with this fantastic sketch Kim did. I used Japenese Woman from Squigglefly.
I used beads on the edges for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blog Candy

Kristen has some yummy blog candy on her blog.

Emilys page

Wishing all moms a Happy Mother's Day!
Today starts the challenge on the Studio G Paper Craft Planet to create a Layout (Scrapbook Page) using your Studio G Stamps. I used Studio G Stamps to create the flower border and word border. I colored the flowers with Studio G chalk. I added some Flower Soft to the middle of the flowers and the o's in the words. I created my title using a font I got from Lettering Delights. The duck was also from the same font.

Flower Soft, Studio G chalk are from Pez A Doodle
Paper is all from scrap bins.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Courtney's Closet

I finally got a chance to take part of Libby's challenge were she puts up a picture of Courtney in a cute outfit to use as inspiration. I used digital paper for the brown DP and the Yummy box behind the ice cream. The ice cream is a stamp from a SU set. I used brown buttons with pink flower soft in the center.

Blue Page

Here is the title I made using Aye Captain font from Lettering Delights. The anchor is from Guiding Light Stamp Set from Gina K. I colored the anchor with a sliver pen.

Here you can see up close the wheel stamped onto Leather Paper with Distress Ink Faded Blue Jean. I first colored the paper with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Cloudy Blue and Sail Boat Blue.

I used another wonderful sketch from Erika's Scrapbook Sketch Challenge on Stamp TV.

Stamp Set- Guiding Light from Gina K
Paper- Leather paper from Paper Temptress, Other papers unknown
Accessories- Adirondack Paint Cloudy Blue & Sail Boat Blue, unknown brads,
Ink- Distress Ink Faded Blue Jean

Blue & Yellow set

Here is another pocket card. I am having a blast making this card. I have been given permission to make a picture tutorial. Unfortunetly, I will not get to it till June. Sorry for the wait. I used Paper Temptress Sorbet Double Sided Paper and Euphoria from Basic Grey. I used Studio G stamps. This fits the challenge that has been on Studio G's Paper Planet Group was to Paper Piecing. I did this with the flowers on the card.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Blog Candy

Emily has some wonderful blog candy. Go to her blog to see how to win the goodies and see her beautiful projects.

Gift Bag & Card

Here is a little gift bag and card set that I made for Mother's Day. I used SU papers for all projects. I used SU papers and Sky White from Paper Temptress for this project. I used directions for the Genie bag from here.
This bag was Stamp & Smiles Project Tuesday Challenge.
I decorated the bag with some Pez A Blings and SU ribbon. This bag was so quick and easy to make. I love it. I will fill it with goodies for my mom for Mother's Day. I got the directions for the pocket card from my friend Nikki. You can go see her's here. On the card and bookmark I rubbed Androdink Paint Sunshine Yellow.

Pez A Blings, Adriondink Ranger Paint - Pez A Doodle
SU Papers
Sky White - Paper Temptress

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I am amazed that the hits to Katie & my blog are over 8000. I have plans for a large blog candy in Aug for celebrating my 1 yr bloganversary. For know, I have chosen two of my followers to receive some goodies from me. Joan and Theresa W email me so I can get the goodies to you. If I do not here by Monday May 11. I will pick another name. I will be collecting cards for the Soldiers soon. I have to catch up on some DT work so I may disappear for a bit. My family life is going to be crazy for the next few weeks with Katie's confirmation and 2 graduations and I have not done announcements yet. Thanks for taking the time to visit.

God Bless!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pez A Doodle Day

I used Studio G Stamps for the flowers and the saying. I used a pale pink and it was hard to photograph because the card base is bright pink. I used scraps for all the papers. If you would like me to do a tutorial on how I got the squares to frame the card. I used a sketch from a new challenge called Unscripted Sketches.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Train page

Here is a page that I did for Erika's Scrapbooking challenge on Stamp TV.
This was last weeks sketch. I had fun making the texts boxes on my computer. I am slowly learning how to use Photoshop Elements. All paper is from my scrap bin.