Monday, June 29, 2009

Red page

This photo is of a trust building activity that we did at drill. It is 2 x 4 with rope handles. The challenge is for two teams to see which team gets to the finish line first.
I used a new paper called Classic Columns Solar White behind the photo. I love that the paper has great texture. The red is Basis Red. Both are from Paper Temptress. The sketch is Unscripted Sketches. I used Guiding Light from Gina K.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Ok, I have suprised myself because I got photos scrapbooked only a month after the event. I used the new wonderful 12 x 12 Basis Light Blue as the base. The text box is Sparkle Mangue& Incandescent Candino. The photos are framed by Galaxy Gold. I used Studio G stamps and Studio G ink on the top and bottom borders. I traced the images with a clear glitter pen. The ribbon and brads are from my stash. The stamp about the photos is Clear Dollar Stamp. The photo with the grads sitting is Katie as a little girl on the screen. The school does a silde show of each of the graduates showing pictures from the beginning till now. I just can't believe time has flown so quickly.

All paper is from Paper Temptress
Stamps- Studio G & Clear Dollar Stamps

Friday, June 26, 2009

Weiman Wranglers

Lauren has helped design these cute images in honor of Ethan. Go to her blog for the complete story. You can download thes cute digital images from Pink Cat Studio.

I created this card for Lauren's challenge to use these cute images. I colored with Twinkling H2O's. I printed on Sparkle Text paper from Paper Temptress. I than chalked around the image than added flower soft for grass. The ribbon is Mary Arts. The pink squares are Pez A Blings.

Heather has some wonderful blog candy for supporting this wonderful cause.

Vicki has a gift certificate to one lucky person.

This card fits Lee's challenge from Gina K's June Release Party.

Greetings Card

I made some more DP. I hope to share later the differences I found in using different papers. The main panel is Heavy Heavy Heavenly White 180# from Paper Temptress. I used Espresso, Butterscotch and Aqua Alcohol inks on the large panel. The small panel is a mix of Espresso and Willow. In the corners are Pez A Blings. All the Alcohol Inks and Pez A Blings can be found at Pez A Doodle. I used Studio G inks on this card. I am amazed at how wonderfully these inks work with clear stamps. I get clear and perfect inkings everytime I use them. I have tried cheaper inks before and have been unhappy. I was leerey to try Studio G inks but I heard great things and I figured for a dollar, I didn't have much to loose. I have pre ordered the new colors coming in August from Pez A Doodle. The new colors Studio G have coming out are wonderful. There is even a metallic set. If you have not been to Marti's blog lately, Go see the wonderful new skittles. She has some amazing colors and some amazing picture ones to match current stamps and upcoming stamps.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Graduation Page

I have finally started on the calenders I need to finish by Christmas. I used Clear Dollar Stamps and scraps for the paper. I used Erkia's sketch on Stamp TV for the layout.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Red, White, and Blue Stuidio G Challenge

I created a fun page for my nephew. I am making a scrapbook for him and my niece for Christmas using up extra photos I have. I used the lollipop stamp for the circles. I painted Ruby Red Liquid pearls on the circle and then stamped with Faded Blue Jeans Distressed ink. To give it more shine, I clear embossed the circle. This fits the scrapbook sketch on Stamp TV. All paper is from my scrap pile. All the supplies except paper can be found at Pez A Doodle.
My daughter Katie took part in the challenge too and created this fun card. The Belli challenge is patriotic Theme this week.

Monday, June 22, 2009


First, I want to say a huge Thank You to all the wonderful RAKS I have received. It is so nice to get happy mail.

The winner of the Squigglefly voting is Holly. I have your address Holly so I will get some stuff together in the next couple days.

I am waiting on a few more cards to come in than I will announce the winner of the card drive.

Star Page

Paper Temptress now carries 12x12 paper. I prefer to scrapbook 12x12 for myself. The base is Basis Blue. I stamped using different star stamps in Studio G red and blue and Color box White. The strips are Sparkle Vermillion and Sparkle Noir. The stars are punched with an EK Sucess punch. The paper is Sparkle Vermillion and Saphire Metallic. I used Pez A Blings from Pez A Doodle on the corners and bottom of white journaling box. The white is Sparkle Blanc.
Here is a closeup of the journal box.


I have decided to step down from Squigglefly DT. I need to simplfy my commitments. I am running a few days behind on the drawing for the Cards for 184th and for the Squigglefly voting. I hope to post both this afternnon. If only I could find a way for someone else to come clean and do errands for me for free. LOL!

Strength Card

This card was made for my brother. It also fits a few challenges from last week. I just forgot to post it. I used K & Company Amy Butler as the paper for this card. I like how the paper is double sided.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Treat Holders

This another little treat holder. I used Morphing Mauve from Paper Temptress as the base. The pink and yellow are scraps. The stamps used are SU. I used Skittles in the corners. Happy Father's Day to al Fathers.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

184th Card Drive & Blog Candy

Editor's note- I would love to have you send me a filled out card for the 184th. Just email me for my address. I will have pictures of the blog candy next week. I will have two blog candies for all that send me cards. One will be for kids (anyone under 18) and one for all over 18.
I have been asked what type of cards. I am thinking about a thank you or thinking of you card that you put a note for the soliders. Just remember this unit is an all male unit. If you want to send some blank cards (birthday, thinking of you,etc) that is fine and I will send them also.
Editors Note: I have an emergancy trip so I will be unable to post the blog candy. I hope to when I get back.

Have you ever wondered about our military reserves and what they do for us? These men and women join up to help protect us and our way of life. But what does that mean exactly?
Well, my family is lucky enough to have a good friend in the Reserves. He is a member of the 184th Battalion of the Army Reserve unit from California. There are 300 men in his unit. At the moment they are stationed in Kosovo and will be there until December. We decided to ask him about it. This is what he told us.
"Why do we have troops in Kosovo? The continuing mission of our soldiers is to ensure a safe and secure environment (SASE) in Kosovo and maintain freedom of movement for all people in our area.

What role does our unit play over there? To conduct patrols, observation points, and roving checkpoints to interdict contraband and to support the Kosovo Police."
Think about that. These men are over there to help this country for us. We have asked them to put their lives on the line to protect us by making sure that freedom is kept even in other countries! Wow, this is amazing! And I, for one, am so proud of these men and women.
Here is a link if you would like to know more about the 184th Battalion.

So I want to do something for them. Being out of the country means that they are away from their families and friends and I want to bring a little spot of brightness to them. So I’ve decided to send their unit a box of cards and I need your help to do it. There are 300 men in this unit and I’d really like it if we could come up with enough cards so each soldier can have one. Are you with me?

God Bless!


Digi Shack had its first release chat and challenges on SNR. This card fills the challenge of combinging images in new ways. I used Chillax and Gerber Daisy. The image Chillax usually has the guy on an intertube in the water. My first thought was to put him on a bed of flowers but I printed the flowers bigger than I thought. I used Neenah Clasic Cret Solar White, Gumdrop Green and Heavenly White UItrasmooth from Paper Temptress. The saying is a Studio G Stamp. The sun and bird are stamps from Spring Scenes from Sweet n Sassy.

Other news- I found a new Digital Stamp company called Sassy Studio Designs. They are having a DT call and a free Digital image on their blog.

Marti has released the new Studio G stamps, inks and glitters available for pre-order in Pez A Doodle store

Friday, June 19, 2009

Blog Candy

Chrissy is celebrating 10,000 hits on her blog.

Doodle Palace is celebrating 100th sale on Esty. Go to their blog to see all the yummy candy.

Father Day's Card 2

I am having so much learning how to use Ranger's Alcohol Inks. I used Butterscotch and Espresso to create the paper for the t-shirt. The paper for the t-shirt is Ranger's Glossy Paper. I put a puddle of Blending Solution and put drops of inks in the puddle. I then put the paper on top of the mix. I like being able to make your own paper. For the check paper, I rubbed it with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy. You can find the inks at Pez A Doodle. I used Pez A Blings for the corners. The base is Tan and the Red is Red Crepe from Paper Temptress. If you haven't gone to Marti's blog, go now to get the free digi and see the wonderful challenge she has using the free digi. The prize is to receive all the new stamps that will be released in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pez A Doodle Wednesday

I used Studio G Stamps on this Father's Day card. Marti says that she will have the upcoming Studio G stamps and inks and other Studio G goodies up for pre sale by this Friday. The tan background was stamped with a Studio G stamp with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink. I used Pez A Blings in the corners of the papers. The paper is tan, Basis Brown and Capaciono from Paper Temptress. Go to Marti's blog today because she has a free digi. It is amazing. I hope to be back later today with a card using this wonderful new digi. Marti has a contest using the new digi. You will have a chance to win all the new releases. Go to Marti's blog for all the details. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Let the voting begin

Squigglefly has been invited to sponsor Sheetload of Cards for July. They can only send 5 DT cards so go to the Squigglefly Blog and comment on your top 5. You have to July 19. Once you voted, come back here I will have a lttle blog candy for all who vote. The blog candy will be a suprise because I am not sure what it will be.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Star Page

I created this using Erika's sketch on Stamp TV. I used SU Bitty Basics for the stars on the backgrounds and the small red stars. The big stars are punched with a die for the Big Shot. All paper is unkown.

Squigglefly Challenge

It is time for another wonderful Squigglefly challenge. The challenge this week is to use Pink, Black & one color of your choice. Also, add 2 flowers and 2 brads. Here you can see a peek of my card. Go to the Squigglefly blog to see my whole card and the wonderful creations that my fellow DT has made. I colored with Twinkling H2O's. If you haven't heard, Luminarte is staying open. Yeah! I can continue to get my favorite coloring tool.


Image- Bee my Honey

Paper- Onyx Metallic & Virtual Ivory from Paper Temptress

Other- Twinkling H2O's, Stampin Up Rub ons, brads from ???

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Red & Blue Thank You

Marti has a wonderful sketch for a challenge on the Studio G Group on Paper Craft Planet.
I created the paper using the Distress Ink Faded Blue Jeans & Distress Ink Worn Lipstick rubbed on Heavenly White Ultra smooth from Paper Temptress. I then punched out the flowers with the Big Shot. I used Pez A Blings in the centers. I cut one flower up and glued the petals on the cardstock. The red and blue strips are the new wonderful crepe paper from Paper Temptress.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Flourishes Friday Challenge

I used Mixed Greetings, Nasturtiums, and Thinking of You from Flourishes. All paper is from my scrap bin. The ribbon is Mary Arts.

Pez A Doodle Friday

All stamped images are from Hambo. I stamped with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy and colored using a Blender Pen from SU and Distressed Ink Brushed Corduroy. The DP is from DCVW Fun in the Sun Summer Glitter stack. I used dew drops on the sides. I created the paper by using Tim Holtz Alcoholic Inks Aqua, Watermelon and Denim. I used Pearl mixative to give it a little shimmer. It is so much fun creating your own DP. I got al my inks and tools from Pez A Doodle. Marti is offering free shiping on orders over $50 til next June 17.

Gina has a great video showing how to make your own DP on Stamp TV.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Birthday card

This cute image was one that Tracey of Fred She Said Digital stamps son, Nolan drew and was a free image. I just love his expression. I just noticed I forgot to color his face. I will do it before I send the card. I used scraps for the paper. I image was printed on Heavenly ultra smooth white.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blog candy

Erin has some wonderful blog candy on her blog.

Michelle has some wonderful blog candy on her blog.

Watermelon Card

Katie made this card using Picnic Bug 1 from Pez A Doodle. The watermelon are one of the extra stamps to go along with Picnic Bug 1. On the ribbon she added some Pez A Bling. All paper is from the scraps bin.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Red & Blue Flower Card

I used Sweet n Sassy's Sketch Challenge for the layout. I got a chance to play with the Distress Inks. I swiped the Faded Blue Jeans and Worn Lipstick on my mat ant then used a mini mister and sprayed the inks with watter. The paper on the left and white is is Heavy Heavy Heavenly White from Paper Temptress. This paper has a real smooth feel. When I pressed the paper in the inks it gives the paper more of a water colored look. The middle is the new White Crepe. The colors are stronger on this paper. I love the different looks. Once dry I stamped with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I used Doodle flowers and Encouragement from Sweet n Sassy. I put Pez A Bling in the center of the flowers and on the bottom right corner. I used Dew Drops around the saying.

Distress Inks Faded Jeans & Worn Lipstick from Pez A Doodle
Paper- Heavy Heavy Heavenly White, Vellum Bristol (card base), White Crepe, Red Crepe, Sky Blue Crepe
Accessories- Pez A Bling from Pez A Doodle Dew Drops

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking a break from blogging. I have had a death in the family so I am getting ready to leave town. I may pop in and I will have some scheduled posts. Hug your family. Life is just too short.

God Bless!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Graduation Thank You

I used Pez A Blings across the top as a border. The stamps are a retired set from Clear Dollar Stamps. The paper is Sapphire, Mangue Sparkle Card stock, Sky White and Candio. The ribbon is unknown and the saying on the chipboard is from dollar store.
This card fits two challenges. Cute Card Thursday's challenge to use bling and Belli Challenge to make a graduation card.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pink Page

I created this page using a sketch challenge at Stampin Out Alzheimer's. I had such fun creating this page. It took a few days because I would work on it then get stuck so I would put it aside for awhile. I used Fred, Shed Said Flowers printed on Sparkle Card stock from Paper Temptress. I used dew drops on the words. The title says Enough Already. It didn't photo well since the color I printed with is light.
Here is a close up of the flower and one of the butterflies. I cut the butterflies using a die for the Big Shot. I then sponged with Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick, Distress Ink Antique Linen and Distress Ink Corduroy.

Paper- unknown
Accessories- Circle line- Doodlebug, Dew Drops Ki memories brads
Inks- Distress Inks- Worn lipstick, Corduroy, Antique Linen
Flowers- Fred, She Said

Monday, June 1, 2009

Black Page

Here is a close of the Black Crepe Paper. I was amazed at how well stamps look on this paper. The paper has a wonderful texture to it.
I used Black Crepe Paper, White Crepe Paper and Grey Crepe Paper for this 8 x 8 scrapbook page. Guiding Light from Gina K is the stamp set that I used. The Crepe paper is new to Paper Temptress. It comes in many colors. I will have more projects with this wonderful paper later in the week. Patricia has added 12 x 12 paper to the store and it comes in some of the wonderful papers that are 8 1/2 x 11.

Blog Candy

Roberta has some wonderful blog candy for celebrating her wedding anniversary. Go to her blog and check it out.

Squigglefly challenge

Here is the inside of my card. Below is a peak at the front. Go to the Squigglefly blog to see all of my card. While there check and see what wonderful creations that the other DT 's did.