Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer 2006

The sketch is Stamp TV's current Scrapbook Challenge. The base is a 12 x 12 Teal Grandee. I love the texture of this paper and it stamps beautifully. I stamped the circle with versamark. The pictures are mounted on and the journal block are mounted on Iridescent Pearl. The red is Sparkle Vermillion.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Whale Birthday

There She Goes current challenge that ends really soon was to create something for a birthday. I used the whale from You're so Punny from There She Goes Stamps. The saying on the yellow paper is from Hambo. The word in the whale spout is a Studio G stamp. The bottom borders are stickers.

SU Christmas card

I challenged myself to make a card with strictly SU products. This is the first time that I used everything SU even including glue at home. I got this retired set recently and just love it. The blue is a 5 x 5 square card. The sketch fits Sketch Saturdays challenge. I just loved this layout.
The stars are from a Simply Scrappin kit. I used Vanilla brads in the corner of the image.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Princess Cleo

I have a new camera and still learning on how to use it. The saying is Thinking of you which is a Studio G stamp along with the flower. The base is White Crepe from Paper Temptress. I love that the paper is already textured so it makes for a quick card. I had this image already colored which added to the quickness. The diamonds are Pez A Bling. Marti has new Pez A Bling colors and mixtures. Head on over to her blog to see the fantastic new colors and get a chance to win a bag of these fantastic embellishments. The saying is on a nestabilite tag that I inked the edges with Studio G ink and the saying and flowers are stamped with Studio G ink. The DP is retired SU.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pez A Doodle Friday

I got this cute image awhile ago and just hadn't had time to ink it up. Isn't she adorable? I think so eespecially with all that glitter. The photo makes paper look like it is cream but it is a light green. The image is Evee with her Pterodactyl. I colored her with SU markers and then added purple stickles and eucylyptous stickles to her dress and to her friend. The bone in her hair has Ice Stickles. The heart is grunge board painted with DI Dusty Concord and then added purple stickles. The sketch is for the first challenge from Jessica Lynn Originals. I stamped the small images from a couple different JLO stamps with DI Dusty Concord. This card fits Tuesday Morning Sketches color challenge which was to use Elagent Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Kraft. Since I don't have SU paper to match, I used Dark Purple, Light Green Basis and Kraft from Paper Temptress. The last challenge was Pile it On's challenge to use 3 of something.

Evee with her Pterodactyl- Jessica Lynn Original
Distress Inks (DI) Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Grunge Board, Purple Stickles, Euycloptus Stickes, Crystal Ice Stickles are all from Pez A Doodle
DP- Euphoria Basic Grey
Dark Purple Basis, Light Green Basis, and Kraft from Paper Temptress.


Sweet n Sassy Yahoo Group had a challenge to make a card showing a summer scene. I used I'd Pick You stamp set and Summer Scenery (I think. I am too tired to get up and check) both are from Sweet n Sassy stamps. I put flower soft on the bunny belly. The DP is retired SU.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Studio G CAS

I got some new Studio G stamps and Studio G inks from Pez A Doodle.  i couldn't  wait to play. I am in love with Studio G inks and amazed how fantastic they are for the price. I discovered that one of the flowers has a small square  center that fist perfectly a Pez A Bling. I know the picture is off but it is hard to get the silver and butterflies to show. It looks fantastic in IRL. I added crystal effects to the butterflies to give them a shine. This card fits Studio G challenge to create a CAS (clean and simple).

Other news- I am having internet problems and am not able to access my old email. if you need to contact me use

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Digital Delights

Digital Delights is having a grand re-opening. Head over to their blog and see the fantastic new images. If you post a note on your blog about the opening, you will have a chance to win all their images. This ends on Sept 8th.

Pez A Doodle Tuesday

Life has been crazy. I would not of thought of how much needs to be done before sending a kid to college. I used my new stamps from The Artistic Stamper that I won. Thanks Jennie!
I used Flower Power set for the flowers. On the white, I stamped first with the chicken wire background stamp using Studio G silver ink. It doesn't show well on the picture but it looks great IRL.  The saying is a Gina K stamp set called Rectangle Greetings. The papers are from my scratch bin. The DP is SU retired. If you have not tried the Studio G inks, they work fantasticlly and you can't beet the price. I used Pez A Bling in the center of the flowers. You can get the Studio G inks and Pez A Bling from Pez A Doodle.

Monday, August 24, 2009

New images

I just found Sarah's has some wonderful images that she has done for a giveaway to the first 5 to post a note on her blog

Blog Candy

Blog Candy Winner- Congrats Stampin Cathy. Email me so I can get your gift certificate to you. Have fun choosing your paper. I would love to see what you make with this fantastic paper.

Don't forget to scroll down for my latest projects.

I totally missed my Blogaversary and I have had over 13000 visitors to my blog since I started it over a year ago. I never imagined all the wonderful friends and things that have happened over the year with blogging. I will draw one name and everyone can enter. The prize is a $25 gift certificate to Paper Temptress. All you have to do is go to Paper Temptress and pick your favorite paper and leave a comment here. I know this is hard to do. I will draw a winner next Monday, August 24 around 9 am (PST). Good luck! Oh, 1 entry per person.

Edited to add- The prize has gotten sweeter. Patricia is adding free shipping to anywhere to the gift certificate. How cool is that!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Anniversary card

I am not happy with this photo. The base is a really pretty grey. I should have my new computer soon and it will have a much better photo editing program. I needed a simple Anniversary card. I tried to follow a challenge but it didn't work. The sketch is from last weeks Sketch and Stash challenge.


Paper Greystone Linen & Ivory Iridescent from Paper Temptress
DP- retired SU
SU Satin White ribbon
Labels 2 Nestabillities
Pez A Bling

Bear Hug

The color combination challenge for Stamp TV this week is black, white and green. I used a heart stamp from Little Tees. I stamped with Distress Ink Shabby Shutters and then brushed Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearl. I saw this technique from watching a video that Jennifer McGuire had on her blog. The base is Ponderosa Pine Linen. I used different Nestabillites to cut the different circles. I painted the circle under the bears with DI Shabby Shutters. The saying is on grunge board rubbed with Citrus Alcohol Ink and then to give sparkle I used Mixative Pearl ink. For a final touch, I used a Sakura clear glitter pen on the black circle and oval.

Ponderosa Pine Linen, Basis Light Green, Sparkle Blanc, and Basis Black from Paper Temptress
Citrus Alcohol ink, Pearl Mixative Pearl Ink, Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearl, Distress Ink Shabby Shutters and Distress Ink Black Soot are all from Pez A Doodle
Stamp sets- Cuddle & Hugs & Little Tees.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Studio G CAS

The challenge over at the Studio G PCP group is to create a CAS (clean and simple card). I used Studio G stamps to create the border which is stamped in Studio G red and Distress Ink Antique Linen. I added red stickles to the center of the side border. The saying is stamped in black on a piece of red scrap paper. I got my stamps and inks from Pez A Doodle.

Tan Basis from Paper Temptress
Studio G stamps
DI Antique Linen, red stickles and Studio G ink from Pez A Doodle.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Yellow Submarine

I recently joined Ranger Yahoo Group. The challenge for August was to use a song or poetry to inspire your project. I overheard a couple people talking about this song and I immediately thought this is what I wanted to do. I had to take the photo at an angle because of all the sparkle. I cut the sub out of Grunge Board and painted it first with Adirondack Paint Dabbers Sno Cap than Sunshine Yellow. Once I attached it to the "water" I added Ranger Glossy Accents on top and once dried I added Diamond Stickles. The water is Alcohol Inks Sail Boat Blue, Aqua and Pool mixed on Ranger Glossy paper. Then mounted on yellow cardstock. The last layer is card stock which is painted with Distress Crackle Paint Faded Blue Jeans. After the paint dried, I rubbed Distress Ink Faded jeans on top. Then I spritzed the card stock with Turquoise perfect pearls. The last step was to add Mermaid Stickles to the corners and Turquoise Stickles on the bottom. I watched Jennifer's videos to see how to use these fantastic products. I got all the products for this project from Pez A Doodle.

Yellow card stock, card board, Ranger Glossy paper
Sail Boat Blue, Aqua, & Pool Alcohol Inks
Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Faded Blue Jean, Old paper
Fish- Digital image from
Grunge Board
Sunshine Yellow & Sno White Paint Dabbers
Turquoise, Mermaid, & Diamond Stickles

Monday, August 17, 2009

Butterfly card

This card was for last weeks There She Goes challenge. Butterfly Happiness is the stamp set I used. I stamped the butterfly in Distress Ink Shabby Shutters then put crystal effects in the center and added some purple glitter. The word frame is from Oriental Trading. The butterflies on the side were stamped with Distress Ink Dusty Concord on Basis Tan. The base behind the scene is Cappuccino/ Grape Double Sided Sorbet. I cuttlebuged the paper than sanded so you can see the second color. I distressed the edges. SU white satin ribbon is the final touch.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Stamp Class

I had stamp class yesterday. It was so fun to get together with friends and stamp. All products are SU. Have a great day!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blog Award

Roberta gave me this fantastic award for inspiration. Thanks. I am supposed to choose blogs but that would take me forever so I am offering this to all my fabulous followers and all those who just happen to stop by for a minute. Have a Happy Saturday. I have a stamp class this afternoon.
Oh and I got another award a few weeks but when my computer crashed I lost the information. I have some data back but just waiting for my new computer to get here so I can get things organized again. ( I am borrowing a computer for the moment).

Frog Card

I got to pull out my Whimsy stamp and participate in this weeks Whimsy Challenge which is to use animals. I just love this frog. He is colored with SU markers. The base and circle are Staples Matte paper. Staples had this on sale and with rebate a while back. I only paid about $1.50 for 50 sheets. It is great simple white card stock. The green is Green Crepe from Paper Temptress. The sketch was last weeks Unscripted Sketch. The ribbon was part of SU way to use challenge on Thursday was to use variegated colors.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sassy Studio Cupcake

Here is the inside of the treat box.
Sassy Studio is having a Sweet Treat Release party tomorrow. All the different time zones are on the blog. The pre-release challenge was to use this cupcake image and add bling and a 3d element. I printed the cupcake on Cryogen White Iridescent which has a shimmer. I then colored the cupcake with Twinkling H2Os to add more sparkle. I put brown liquid applique on the top then heated it. I added Twinkling H2Os on top to give it more sparkle. The flower is double popped up. The saying is a Studio G. OK, I forgot the 3-D part of the challenge so I added this peek a boo treat holder. The directions are on SCS. The base is Sparkle Vermilion and the squares are Columns Brown. I had this miniature cupcake done exactly like the large on the card.
Here if you click on the photo, you can see the shimmer on paper that the cupcake is on.

Sparkle Vermilion, Columns Brown, Basis Red, Pike Brown Text paper, Cryogen White Iridescent are from Paper Temptress
Image- Sassy Studio Designs

Blue Candy Holder

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Here is a close up of the butterfly. I cut Digital Gloss using a die for the Big Shot. I stamped using Love bugs. I won this set. Thanks Julie! I rubbed Faded Blue Jean Distress Ink on the butterfly then stamped with Vintage Photo. I added Crystal Effects to the wings to give them more shimmer. The oval is Grunge board covered with Faded Blue Jean Distress paint. I put Skittles upside down on either side of the saying which is from Jumping for Joy from Gina K.
Project Tuesday this week was to create a treat holder for a water bottle. The directions for it are here. I used Basis Blue for the base. Then layered Blue Crepe. The side border is 1" and 1/2" circles stamped with Faded Blue Jean Distress Ink. I fight 6 small kit kats in this treat box.
Pez A Doodle has grunge board, Distress Inks and Distress Paint for fantastic prices. If you haven't tried them, you should. I have found that Distress Inks are my favorites to use on all projects. Now go to my other DT sisters and see there beautiful projects. The links are on my left side bar.

Vintage Photo & Faded Blue Jean Distress Ink, Skitles, Grunge Board and Distress Faded Blue Jean Paint are all from Pez A Doodle.
Digital Gloss, Blue Crepe, Silver Lustre (1/2" circles on border), Basis Blue from Paper Temptress

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Flourishes Royalty Card

Flourishes is releasing new stamps tomorrow night. The Flourishes challenge is to create a card with the theme of Royalty. I thought of a princess which means pink and sparkles. The base is Basis Brown. I embossed Rose Metallic with the dots cuttlebug folder. The vase is from Mixed Greetings stamp set. For the flowers, I first stamped the flowers using the small stamp from Thinking Of You set. I added flower soft to give texture. I added Cotton Candy Stickles to the vase. Skitttles are in the corners. The DP is SU retired. The sketch is from Sheetload Cards.

Paper- DP - SU retired
Stamps- Thinking of You and Mixed Greetings from Flourishes
Rose Mettallic, Antique Gold, Basis Brown from Paper Temptress
Ribbon Mary Arts
Cotton Candy Stickles and Skittles from Pez A Doodle

Monday, August 10, 2009

Butterfly Page

Here is another new stamp from Pez A Doodle. This one is Scalloped Butterflies. There are 3 stamps in this set. One large and one medium scalloped circle with butterflies. I used the individual image to make my own back ground paper. I stamped using Distress Inks Shabby Shutters and Dusty Concord. I colored one to spotlight and to show the difference with one colored and the rest not. The base is Staples matte paper. I printed the picture with the purple border. The scalloped circle is Silver Lustre. Th square under the title is Green Crepe (ruche). I just couldn't resist using the wonderful skittles. One can never have too much glitter. Skittles provide glitter with out the mess. I got my Distress Inks from Pez A Doodle. If you haven't tried them, they are fantastic. These inks stamp wonderfully and work with all kinds of stamps. Go see what the other DTs have done (links are on the left side bar.

Where I get supplies-
Pez A Doodle- Distress Inks Dusty Concord and Shabby Shutters. Purple Skittles, Scalloped Butterflies,

Paper Temptress-
Green Crepe and Silver Lustre

Wonderful Blog Candy

Stephanie is giving away a gift certificate for $150 to one lucky winner. The gift certificate is for the store of the winner's choice. Go visit her blog to see her beautiful projects and for a chance to win this fantastic blog candy.

Blog Candy Winner

Whimsical Butterfly email me ( address so I can get the skittles to you.

Lady bug card

I hope you aren't tired of the new Pez A Doodle stamps yet. I am having fun with them. This is Picninic Ladybug. Her ice cream cone fits perfectly the smaller Skittles. I used a Chocolate skittle on her ice cream cone and on the border are skittles printed with an ice cream cone. The base is Red Pepper Columns and the stripe is Sparkle Blanc. Both are from Paper Temptress.
The border is part of the lady bug stamp.

I will be back later today to pick a blog candy winner from the other day. Scan done and enter if you haven't yet.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ant Card

Here is Picnic Ant. He is so cute and the little stamps that go with him are fun to play with.
I am using a different computer and it is driving me crazy. I will try to edit this post later but want to get it up so you can see another of the wonderful new Pez A Doodle Stamps

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Post mix up

Scan 2 posts down and you will see my Saturday post. I am still learning how this computer works. I hope to figure this out soon. Have a great weekend!
God Bless!

Pez A Doodle Friday & Blog Candy

Here is Picnicin Ladybug. Isn't she so cute. I am showing you the main stamp. This stamp comes with a ice cream cone that matches the one in her hand and a smaller version. There is even a border stamp. One of the fantastic things is that the Ice Cream Skittles match exactly the top of the ice cream cone or you can use any color skiltte that you want because they all fit perfectly. Also, the extra images go wonderfully Polkadot Checkerboard Background stamp. I colored her with Twinkling H2O's. I matted her with SU DP cut using Tulips Pendant Nestabillites die. The lady bug ribbon I got from Jo Anns and loved how it matched this stamp set. The saying is on Digital Gloss from Paper Temptress. I used Alc0hol inks to create the color of the paper. Sorry can't remember which ones.
This is my DD, Katie's card showing Princess Priya. Katie colored the image using Twinkling H2O's. The papers are from my stash. The brackets are from a retired SU Simply Scrappin kit. Katie used a butterfly that I had made using grungeboard and Distress Inks Shabby Shutters and Dusty Concord. Katie put Pez A Blings in the center of the butterfly and in the corner.

One last thing go visit all the other DT's to see there wonderful creations and to see the other 2 stamps being released. All the links are on the left side bar. We have two fantastic GDT members this month. Welcome to Jessica and to Jeanne. Also, tomorrow I will be showing one of the two stamps that match Nestabillites.
For the blog candy, I will draw one winner and send them some wonderful skittles. Just leave a way to contact you. I will draw a winner Monday Aug 10 in the afternoon PST.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Princess Pryia

Ok, I hope you won't get tired of seeing the new Pez A Doodle stamps. Today I am showing you Princess Pryia. I stamped her with Memento Black ink. I stamped the leaves of the tree 3 more times and after coloring them cut them out and layered them on top of the tree. The picture below shows the layering.

Head on over to my fellow Pez A Doodle DTs and see the wonderful creations using the Nestie stamps. The links are on my side bar. These are stamps made to fit Nestabillites but you can use them alone if you don't have the Nesties. I hope to show you later next week the project I have done with one of these fantastic stamps. Marti has all the new stamps up on her blog so you can see all the extra stamps that go with the main image.

Paper- unkown
Twinkling H2O's
Pez A Bling
Michaels ribbon

Blog Candy

Irina has one more blog candy before her stamps are released. Go here to see the wonderful goodies.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Harvest Dance

Another fun image from Mo's Digital Pencil. If you haven't joined her PCP group, you should because you never know when she will feel like giving away a new image.
This image is called Harvest Dance. The colors for this card and images is out of my comfort zone. I prefer colors that are bright and cheery. I used Circle Circus from SU on the tan and green paper. I used Pez A Blings in the corners.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Pez A Doodle's release of some awesome new stamps. I may be back later with a sneak peek.
God Bless!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

T-shirt card

I tried doing Gina K's Joesph Coat technique but mine just didn't look the same but I still loved how it came out. I used Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, and Antique Linen Distress Ink on Ranger glossy paper. I tried a new product (for me at least) for the butterfly. The butterfly is Grunge board. This paper is so different from chipboard. It is flexiable. I got the blank sheets so I could create my own shapes. I rubbed Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink on it. I used Little Tees and Cuddle and Hugs from Gina K. There are yellow and brown skittles on the bottom of the DP and on the butterfly. I rubbed the DP with Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress Ink. You can get the Grunge Board, Distress Inks and Pez A Bling at Pez A Doodle.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Little Boy

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Mo was offering this image for free for members of Mo's Digital Pencil group on PCP. It is pencil lined which gives it a softer look. Mo's blog has some fantastic cards showing what others have done with her images and you can see the other little childeren that goes with this image.
I just love this image. The softer pencil lines is so beautiful. I printed John on Sparkle Cardstock and water colored with Twinkling H2O's. The card base is Red Texture. The texture of this paer makes a quick card so easy. The DP is SU redited and the tabs and saying box is SU retired Simply Scrappin kit.

Paper- Red Texture, Sparkle Cardstock- Paper Temptress
SU retired DP and Simpliy Scrappin kit retired
Image John from Mo's Digital Pencil

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Studio G Sketch Challenge

The new Studio G challenge on Paper Craft Planet Studio G Group is a sketch. I used Curved Rectangles Nestabillities to make the card using Sparkle Card stock. I used a 12 x 12 sheet to be able to use the largest die. I got two cards pus enough to make a slightly smaller card. The layer under the cupcakes is Pez A Bling. I used a variety of colors to go with this wonderful ribbon. The small cupcakes hide an extra ink mark. I used Champange Stickles and Diamond Stickles on top of the cupcake tops. The cupcake base was cut using Labels 2. The DP is SU. The blue is Sorbet Double Duty Blue Ice/Cappucino. I embosed the paper with Swirls embossing folder. I then sanded the paper so you can see a little bit of the brown. (click on the picture to make the picture bigger.

Stamps - Studio G
Paper- DP - SU, Sorbet Double Duty Blue Ice/Cappucino, Sparkle Cardstock, Basis Blue from Paper Temptress
Other- Pez A Bling, Stickles from Pez A Doodle


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This tag was for two challenges. One was to create a tag for Gina K July Release challenge #2. The second is for Sassy Studio's Once Upon a Time Masqurade Ball. This fits the Under the Sea Challenge to use something "sea" through. I have clear dew drops on either side of the saying. I used Whatever Floats Your Boat from Gina K for stamps.