Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sneak Peak

Please scroll down for my Stamptacular Sunday Challenge post.  Thank you!

Today is a sneak peak for the new release taking place at PaperWorks Co coming in Feb. They will be introducing 2 NEW characters.  SOOO CUTE!  You can learn more about it HERE.  
Each day the DT members will be sharing a sneak peak.  I apologize that mine is so blurry.  I am victim 3....yes...I got the stomach flu last night.  I'm so bummed because we were supposed to make a trip to Ikea today to get my son's bedroom dresser and a few more organizational stuff for my craft room.  Anyway, I couldn't manage to ge a good picture from the couch.  

Don't forget to head on over to the blog and try and guess what you think the sneak peak may be.  You have a chance to win some free stamps!

Check out Lisa's blog tomorrow for another sneak peak.

Winter Blues

Well, I'm not feeling the winter blues, but that is the challenge today over at Stamptacular.  We'd like to see your creations using a winter theme and only shades of blue.  I decided to use this cute image I got at Whimsy Stamps called, " N'ice Friends."  I think this is the cutest snowman.  I had so much fun coloring him.  I decided to use some leftover pieces of sparkly felt.  These are actually scraps from my Popcorn award.  It makes me so happy to use up scraps.  I also used the sketch over at Splitcoast this week.  I really love the sketch so you will see it again in the following week.  My card is finished off with some beautiful PTI ribbon.  I love their dotted satin ribbon! Because I used ribbon, I will also be entering this into the DCRU challenge which ends today.

  So are you ready to play?  Our sponsor this week is InStyle Stamps.  The winner of this challenge will recieve 4 FREE digi images of their choice.  As always, you can check out the design team for some great inspiration to get you started.  They are located on my left sidebar for your convenience.

  Hope you can play along and chase away any winter blues you may have.  If you've got snow send it my way, ok?
                                                                                                                  Copics Used
What's In It?
 Stamps: N'ice Friends (whimsy)
Ink: memento black, spring rain,
Paper: Spring Rain PTI, Prism White,
Other: Snowflake EF, Sparkly Felt, PTI button, snowflake button,  PTI ribbon, dimensionals, Copics, paper piercer

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Be Mine CPS

As Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I have been trying to make as many cards to send to my family as possible. I didn't send Christmas cards this year so I HAVE to send out Valentine's Day cards.  This Bo Bunny Sheet is perfect for making quick valentines.  When I saw the simple sketch over at CPS I knew these little square images would be perfect.   Please excuse the stitching.  It was great until I smeared the sentiment and had to use Undu to remove my lower panel and start over.  That's when I torn out some of the stitches.  Bummer!  I still think it turned out super cute and it was really quick to make.  I had that leftover piece of MME green dotted scrap looking up at me.  How perfectly it went with the green around the one owl.  I have a goal this year to try and use up as many scraps as possible.  Good goal, huh?  I also decided to add a few buttons up at the top.  It just looked NAKED up there.  This also fits the bill for The Pink Elephant Challenge again!

  I also wanted to share something that I made for the school.  Now, some of you may know that I am "The Popcorn Lady" at school.  My sister thinks that makes me sound old so I should be called the "Popcorn Chick or Babe".  However, I'm not sure that's really appropriate to have ELEMENTARY boys call me" chick" or "babe":)  So what is it that I do? Basically, once a month I go in and pop popcorn ALL DAY to raise money for the school.  I really do enjoy it.  It's a bit more time consuming than just that one day as there is more to the "prep work" than I originally thought.  BUT, it is a great fundraiser.  Our tiny school makes around an average of $140 each month selling 50 cent bags of popcorn.  That's pretty great considering there are only around 450 students in the entire K-5 grade school.  It really is a fun time for me. I'm helping the school in my own small way and the kids LOVE it!  I also figure I have a great future in working at a movie theater should the SAHM thing not work out for me:)  Gotta think towards the future you know.

So why am I telling you all this?  Well, I decided this year to make each month a contest to try and increase sales.  I decided that the class that bought the most popcorn would win the award as CORNIEST CLASS OF THE MONTH.  I had this great idea for an award.  Did YOU know that styrofoam peanuts will disintegrate before your very eyes (after spending much time hot gluing them to an award) when you spray paint them gold?  Yes, it is true!  This award has caused me much angst as I have repeatedly  tried various things to create it.  FINALLY, by chance, I came upon these PAINTABLE styrofoam balls and....


An AWARD fit for a...well...CORNY CLASS:)

I was so happy to have it done.
And then...
My Daughter....
And My Husband said.....

"Well, they don't REALLY look like popcorn."


All I can say is, "THANK YOU " to all of YOU who leave me nice comments because it's a pretty tough crowd where I live.

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A JOYful 3D Project

Today is another day to highlight a few of the products you can get over at the PaperWorks Co store. It's my last FREE FOR ALL Day for awhile.   I decided to change things up a bit and not do ANY stamping.

The stomach flu has claimed another victim here in our house. Everyone was so worried about the "Swine flu."  It's this rampant, mutant STOMACH flu that you need to watch out for...IMO.  This is day 3 for my daughter.  Poor thing.  She just can't get rid of that tummy ache now.

Anyways, I haven't had much time to create so  I needed a quick and easy project.  I know this project may look time consuming, but it took less time than MOST of my cards....REALLY.

I used these FUN stickers by Bo Bunny and their coordinating papers.  It's a Collection called, " Love Bandit" and I LOVE it!  The animals and patterned papers are really adorable.

This sentiment is one of my favorites.  I plan to hang this in my craft room.  This is just a cheap wooden frame from Michaels' that I painted and then covered with patterned paper.  Here is a detailed shot of the center of the frame:

I decided to adhere my sticker to a piece of white card stock first and cut it out.  That way I could move it around as I decided how I wanted to place it.  I then layered it on another piece of white that was trimmed using my kids' scalloped scissors. (It's been awhile since I raided their stash...it's usually the other way around:) I adhered this to a piece of rose red CS that was sewn to a larger piece of soft sky using dimensionals.  All of this was adhered with dimensionals to the base of purely pomegranite that was embossed with Swiss Dots.EF.  Everything goes with swiss dots, I'm tellin' ya!

I finished the whole thing off with a big white bow and a button.  This super fun project meets all the requirements for this week's The Pink Elephant Challenge 51 and the Die Cuts R Us challenge 23 (to use ribbon).

Thanks for stopping in today.  Hopefully I will have a few more projects this week using this cute paper.  Cross your fingers that victim number 3 is NOT ME!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Whimsy Stamps Snowball Fight Blog Hop!

If you are looking for my Stamptacular Sunday Project make sure you scroll down.  This is my second post today.  Thank you!

Ouch!  I've been hit!  Today the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop is a Snowball Fight.  Hopefully you have just come from Debbie's blog If not, you can start at the beginning of the blog hop HERE.  The hop will go from now until Saturday, January 30th at noon EST.

   It's sure to be a fun time checking out all the new images in the Snickerdoodle Kids Collection.  Today I have a sample using the  SUPER cute Sledding with Marty and Max .

When I saw this image it reminded me of my brother and a dog we used to have.  We used to go sledding as kids at Deadman's Hill.  Now, if that doesn't make you a bit scared to go down the hill what will?  It was always so much fun to go there though.  So I made this card for my brother.  He lives in L.A. now so he doesn't get to go sledding much.  It may be hard to see, but this is actually a clear card.  I used some scrap glittered felt that I had leftover from another project.  It worked perfectly.  This card has a lot of sparkle to it.  I used LOTS of glitter.  My brother's going to either love me or hate me as he sparkles for days after getting this.  One thing is for sure....he'll be thinking of me in some way:)  Because I used glitter I am going to enter this into Lucy's Challenge this week.

I think Marty and Max sure look like they are having a HAPPY DAY!  What do you think?  Make sure you leave comments along the hop.  Three lucky winners will be chosen from different blogs to receive one of the new stamps from this collection.

  Also, one lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the Whimsy Stamp Store.  Make sure you head on over to link up your blog for a chance to win.

Also, there will be some games on the SNR website.  Go check that out as well for a chance to win something too.  What a fun, HAPPY DAY! 

Ok!  Are you ready to hit SUE with a snowball?  Ready....Aim.....FIRE!

Thanks for stopping by!


I can't believe it's Sunday already!  Where did the weekend go?  It's already time for another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  This week should be fun.  We'd like to see you create a project where the inside POPS up.  There are so many great examples by the DT to get your creative juices flowing. Make sure you check them out and leave em a little love.

  I decided to make a basic pop up card.  I need a few more birthday cards this month.  I think this one will be super fun to get.  I am also submitting it to the Start to Finish challenge over on the Moxie Fab blog.  My last card didn't turn out very well on the inside:(

Here's the outside:

Here's the inside:

I love the super fun colors on this card.  I used some of my Jolly by Golly paper by Cosmos Cricket.  It makes me very happy that I could take "Christmas" paper and make a birthday card.  Also thanks to Sally and Shawne for the tips on sewing!  Several different things I used on this card were Liquid Applique (the wrong way) and glitter on the cupcake.  On the inside I colored a No. 2 Thicker with Copics and added glitter to that as well.

Are you ready to play along?  You could win this beautiful set from Verve that our very own DT member Sarah is sponsoring!  I love VERVE!

So get popping and show us what you've got:)

Don't forget to check out my post later in the day for the Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop!  See you then!

What's In It?
Stamps: Clear Cupcake Design by Hero Arts, Celebrate U
Ink: Black memento, So Saffron
Paper: Kraft, Jolly by Golly, US White Prism, DCWV light blue
Other: Doodlebug Glitter in yellow and pink, Thickers, paper piercer, dimensionals, Copics, So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, sewing machine

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's A (Basic) Grey Day!

Good Morning!  I'm quickly typing this in between basketball games today.  Another short post!  Do you all miss my long posts????  Probably not.  I miss being able to tell some stories.  Not today however.  I have another card I made using the Die Cuts R Us sketch this week.  It's a bit of a different take on it.  I got this paper by Basic Grey called Origins and had to try it out.  I also used a set by Basic Grey called Nook and Pantry Crumpets.  I added a few chipboard borders that I painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint in antique linen.  It's hard to see since it's under that big black ribbon.  I also stamped dots under that on the black.  Again, hard to see.  Up on top I have added a bit of bling using Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to my flower and the flourishes on each end of image.

Short and sweet!

Check back here tomorrow for a Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and I'm part of the fun blog hop that Whimsy Stamps is putting on.  See you then!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hugs and Kisses

Hugs and Kisses!  There's not a lot of kisses being exchanged here as we try to avoid the stomach flu.  At this point, my little guy is the only one who got it.  Hoping to keep it that way:)

My card today is for 2 challenges.  I combined the Die Cuts R Us sketch challenge with the Moxie Fab Start to Finish.  However, my white EP has found the trash because it is NOT working well.  I need to redo ( for the 4th time) the inside.  You'll have to check back for the "finish" at a later time today.  I'm heading into town to find some different and hopefully better white EP:)

For now I can show you the front.

I LOVE this paper from K &Co called Amy Butler.  I paired it with flower I got for free with my order from Emma's Paperie.  The rhinestone came in the free kit as well.  The heart was stamped in Versamark onto white paper and then embossed with Irisdescent Ice.  I added several strips of trim from my stash and some pretty Melissa Frances pearls.  The " hugs" sentiment was embossed with the cruddy white EP.  I also got a new sewing machine and we are figuring each other out still.  I think my tension must be too tight since my stitches always look like one solid line.  Any suggestions?  I'm not a seamstress by any means.  Tips are VERY welcome.

  Another quick post today before I go get all my errands done.  Have a great one!

What's In It?
Stamps: Chelsea Sentiments (Ink), Hugs and Hearts (HA)
Ink: versamark, fresh snow
Paper: DCWV blue, K&Co Amy Butler, white
Other: Iridescent Ice EP, white EP, dimensionals, sewing machine, velvet flower, daisy d rhinestone, trim, may arts white satin ribbon, melissa frances pearls

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Today it's time for another PWCO creation.  I decided this week to play along with this week's  Sunday Sketch 16.
Do you need a little inspiration this week too?  Check out the sketch and play along.  You have the chance to win some blog candy.  All the details are provided in the link above.  PaperWorks is also providing an opportunity to preorder some new Spellbinder's dies and save!  You can check out all the information HERE.

Now on to my card:

I love frogs and turtles!  This little guy comes from the set callled, "Aqua Amigos."  I decided to use the coordinating sentiment set and create my own sentiment.  You can see more of the details about my card  from my REALLY annoying post on the blog today around noon.

BTW... Copics Used.....................

  The stomach flu has hit our household so please excuse the short post today.  I hope to be back later in the week with a few more creations.  Have a great day!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pink Winter With Friends

When I saw this new image from DigiStamp Boutique I just had to get it.  It reminds me
of the two little girls I used to babysit in Michigan.  We still keep in touch and I plan to send this to them with a bunch of stamped images for them to color for Valentine's Day.  They love art!

  This card was originally for last week's Die Cuts R Us challenge 21.  I started early in the week working on it.  I think for some reason I wasn't supposed to finish it.  A sign maybe?  I'm not sure.  I was really disappointed though.  I had to reprint and color that image 3 times.  I don't know if my paper got mixed up, but each time my Copic ink would mottle and pool on the coat of the girl on the left.  I had to TRY and cover it the third time with some Prismacolor Pencils.  Then when I came back I had apparently smeared the wet baby oil.  UGH!  I also added some sparkle to the "friends" sentiment with an Atyou Spica glitter pen only to smear that as well.  My colorless blender pen is also almost out of ink.  Yikes!  Luckily oozak.com has refills AND super speedy shipping!

   My card is definitely handmade with all the mistakes.  Still, I know the girls will  feel very special getting it. Don't sweat the small stuff, right?

 On a positive note,  I was able to add burgundy to the little girl's tights and hair ties.  Therefore, I can now enter it into the JUGS16 color challenge.  Yippee!  Well, I'm hoping they forgive me for white instead of vanilla.

On another positive note, I have an announcement  that makes me SUPER happy!  I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps for the months of February and March.  Yippee again!  Their stamps are so fun.  I like fun!

 I'm soooo excited!  Makes me want to jump up and down!  I can't wait for you to see some of  the new releases.  Some are fun and some are beautiful.  They have a blog hop coming up at the end of January with some cute stuff.  I can't wait to see what's in line for February.  I'll keep you updated on that!

Thanks for popping in today.

Stamps: Unity KOTM december, digistamp boutique winter suzie and jasmin
Ink: Black marker, Pitch black spica marker
Paper: Sweet Blush, Golly by Golly, White, Rose Red Text.
Other: dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen, Sizzix snowflake die, button, dimensionals, Copics, Prisma color pencils, pink brad, Fiskars punch, Circle nestabilities, corner rounder, snowflake EF, cuttlebug

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friendship Is Black and White

 Oh, and Silver.  Happy Sunday Everyone!  Today it's time for another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  I hope you can all participate because our  sponsor this week is:

They are giving away a $25 gift certificate that includes FREE SHIPPING!
Here's what you need to do:

Create a friendship themed card or project, BUT only use shades of black, white and silver. You must use all three but nothing more!  Then link your creation up on the BLOG for a chance to win.  

Here's my take on the challenge:

I decided to use one of Lauren's My Time Made Easy Templates called, "In a Pinch."  I paired this with a set by PTI called Giga Guidelines and Elegant Flourishes by Clear Dollar Stamps.  Both paired together make really beautiful backgrounds.  The white paper I used is actually Brochure paper I got at Office Max.  I paired it with Versafine Black and it dried very quickly.  I'm not sure how well the paper would take dye based ink.  I'll have to experiment with that.  Anyways, this project has lots of little details and was really fun to make.

I wanted to point out some of the fun details:

 (Sorry it's crooked...no photo editing:)

This is the edging and underneath the punched border I used some Scor Tape and then rubbed Doodlebug's Black glitter on to it for a bit of sparkle.  I added some leftover trim below that.

At the top I added Taylor's Tiny Twinkes in black to the little flowers.

Finally, I used some Crystal Effects and these tiny magnetic discs from Basic Grey to close the top.

  So, are you ready to play along?  Get your game hat on and go create.  I will be sewing pillows and curtains today to try and finish up the last details of my daughter's room.  I hope to be able to create something paper crafty too.  Have a great Sunday and we'll see you back here next week.

Thanks for stopping by!
( deleted my name signature AGAIN!  It's Nikki BTW:)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sometimes You Just Need A Hand To Hold

Can you believe it is Wednesday already?  WHERE is the week going?  Sometimes the days just fly by too fast.  I know you would all agree.

I have a "love" card again today.  I'm very into the "love thing" lately.  Mainly because of Valentine's Day approaching, but I am also surrounded by love.  That's a GOOD thing.
Two people in my family are getting married this year.  It's very exciting.  I also am fortunate enough to have a VERY loving family.  So my card today is about love.  It's about remembering when you fell in love.  I hope to stir some of those feelings up for you  if need be...LOL  Be prepared for mushy, love stuff to follow:)  Consider yourself warned!


Today over on the PWCO blog it's my turn to share a little inspiration.  When I first received the stamp called, "Standing Beneath a Tree," I knew that I wanted to make a card with these two little love birds holding hands. To me the actual image reminds me of when you first start to date someone. You know how you are waiting for that person to hold your hand or that first kiss?  So I forced these two to hold hands.

I still hold hands with my husband.  When we go for walks or out shopping, whatever, we hold hands or link arms.  It such a simple way to let someone know you love them.  I have never understood why people stop doing that when they get married or have been married for a long time.  I remember when my husband and I first got married and we were walking to the store hand in hand.  Our neighbor chuckled at us and said, "Oh, that'll change in about 5 years."  I remember thinking, " I won't let that change."  I am so happy to say that 12 years later it hasn't and in another 12 years it won't either.
My grandma and grandpa were a great example of always displaying their love.  Little touches to the face, pats on the knee... and maybe doopa (which means butt in Polish, which I am) ...LOL.  They weren't afraid to show how much they loved each other even into their 70's.  I think that's a pretty great example to pass on to your children and grandchildren.  Of course it could be a bit embarrassing at times.

So I hope you take the time to hold someone's hand today.  It's such a simple act to let someone know you love them and you are there for them in whatever way they need.  It's ok, just reach out...grab a hold...and don't let them pull away.  Because REALLY,  sometimes you just need  a hand to hold.  The human touch is a great , reassuring thing.

Now to get out of the sappy post I found this story while searching for facts on hand holding:

Byline: Fr. Jerry M. Orbos, SVD
IN ONE of my pilgrimages, we had an elderly couple who were holding each other's hands. It was such an inspiring sight to see them holding on to each other. I pointed this out to the husband, telling him how edified I was to see them so sweet after all these years. The old man looked at me, and with a naughty smile said, "No big deal father. You see, if I let go of her hand, she'll fall!"

I hope that made you chuckle!

You can check out more details on the PWCO blog about my card.  However, they are 2 hours behind me in Canada. I am Eastern and they are Mountain if that helps.  Anyways, it will be about 11am my time when it posts. 

Also, I got so caught up in "love" that I forgot to mention that I used the Mojo Monday Sketch (kind of.  Please allow me creative liberties) and did some stitching  for the Just Us Girls Challenge too!


                                                                                   COPICS I USED (click on it)

What's In It?
Stamps: Standing Beneath a Tree LLS
Ink: TH Distress ink vintage photo, memento black

Paper: Bazzill Brown, Prism red and white
Sahara Sand, Jillibean Soup 
Other: Copics, ribbon ( the little ribbon shop), button TPS, twine, paper piercer, fiskar cutter with score blade, distress tool, computer for sentiment, horizontal punch, heart and circle nesties

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

PS....It's a Late Post:)

This is a SUPER quick card I managed to squeeze in today. (Took longer for the stickles to dry than anything) I had hopes for another card and tutorial, but no such luck.  My daughter's room is taking up a lot of time.  It is looking amazing though.  I truly am quite jealous.  I will show some pics if it's ok with her at a later date.

I had to point out that this card was inspired by that pink ribbon.  It came on a shower gift pack that my DD got at Christmas.  I knew I had to use it somehow.  I also used that giant heart brad that I picked up on clearance last year.  It's by We R Memory Makers...is that right?..hmmm...you know who I mean.  I love a cheap, repurposed card!  Thickers were colored with Copics and Stickled.  That's It!

Hope your day is going well.  I'll be back tomorrow with the Little Loud Stamps...Charlotte and Jacob!

See you then!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Had to Share

This is my second post this morning.  Scroll down for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

I just had to share that one of my favorite digital stamp companies is having a sale that ends today for 15% off all digis.  I love all the different characters that she has and used one of them called, Libby, on my card yesterday.  Here is the link:  DigiStamp Boutique .


A Stamptacular Sunday Sketch

Hey!  Today over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we have a sketch for you to try.

This is a pretty easy, fun sketch so I hope you decide to join us.  Up for grabs this week is a Gift Certificate to The Pixie Cottage.


Here's my take on the sketch:

I decided to go a bit vintage today and use some things from my stash, as well as, some new things.  There isn't a lot of stamping on this card.  I just stamped a sentiment.  I had a hard time finding paper that looked right for the stamped tag and then realized I could just use some packaging that my ribbon came wound around.  I did have to clear emboss it though since it wasn't drying very fast.  My main image is from an old sponsor to Stamptacular called Papirloftet.

Here is a detail shot of my button:

I used some pins from Maya Road along with a PTI vintage button, taffetta ribbon, twin and a heart doodad I had in my stash.  I'm still trying to figure out if you give a card with SUPER GIANT PINS to a friend or enemy.  OUCH!  This is going to someone special so I may include a warning sign before they open in....just in case.

I hope you have Stamptacular Day!  Don't forget to check out all the different takes on this sketch over on the blog.  Leave a little love too!

What's In It?
Stamps: Autumn Blessings PTI
Ink: TH vintage photo distress
Paper: K&Co Classic Bailey, PTI Ocean Tide

Other: Images by Papirloftet, trim Joann's, Fiskars punch, sponge, Janome Sew Mini, dimensionals, decorative pins Maya Road, vintage button PTI, twine,

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Brightly Colored HI!

Aren't you glad it's Saturday?

Doesn't that just make you happy?

We have an UBER busy day today with the start of basketball for both my kids.  This is my daughter's first EVER game of any sort.  She has never been much into playing sports.  I'm really proud of her for stepping out of her comfort zone and doing something different.  Then we have someone coming to buy her bedroom furniture and we will spend the rest of the day trying to organize those closets.  Tomorrow we are off to IKEA again.  LOVE that store.  I'm getting more organizational stuff for my craft room.  Crossing my fingers that my lovely hubby gets it put up next week and I can finally show you some pictures of it.

Anyways, in the midst of all this snow...which I LOVE....I thought I would make a brightly colored card.  Over at Die Cuts R US they are having a challenge to make something inspired by their banner.  I hope you can play along too.  They are also looking for a new Design Team.  This card is part of my entry.  Dare I say that I am trying out for it and not jinx myself....eeks!  But, it's out there now. 

Here's what I came up with:

Hobby Lobby was having a paper sale this week so I got a few of the patterned papers by My Mind's Eye.  I also got those chipboard letters on clearance.  They are fuzzy, flocked ones by TPS.  I think this card is sooooo cheery.  It just makes me smile.  AND I am LOVING my new, CHEAP light box.  I put a daylight bulb in there and it makes ALL the difference.  The link for how to make that is HERE in case you missed it.

 I'm also entering this into the Just Us Girls Challenge to use stitching on your card.  Quite honestly, Janome and I are NOT getting along.  I think she will go to my daughter and I'll have to buy a "real" sewing machine.  Maybe I got a lemon, but she often times sews "upside down" and then decides to do it correctly even when I don't do anything to correct it.  She will be perfect for my daughter to start out with and learn how to stitch a straight line.

Ok, Basketball......here we come:)

Have a great day!

What's In It?
Stamps: DigiBoutique Libby

Paper: MME Penny Lane Series, TPS Elegant Blue
Other: EK Success Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Janome Sew Mini, Copics: CB, BG10, B00,12, YG03,95, E29,37, RV34, R85, Webster's Pages Trim, Prismacolor Pencils, baby oil, flocked chipboard letters, circle nestie, paper piercer, dimensionals

Friday, January 8, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

Hi All!  I have a winner for my blog candy today.  I used Random.org but couldn't get my image of it to upload.  Anyways, it picked number 15 which is......

Meredith said...
Congrats on the DT! Your blog is always so much fun to read!

 Thanks Meredith for always reading and for leaving me a comment.  I will be in touch to get your address and get your goodies to you. 

  Hopefully I will be back with a new card later.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

From Charlotte With Love

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today is my day to share a card  over at the PaperWorks Co blog.  I was lucky enough to get the "Free For All" day.  That meant I could just create whatever I wanted.  I kind of had a hard time figuring out what to do though.

I think this little Charlotte from Sweets From Charlotte is the cutest.  I decided not to use the entire image though.  I stamped, colored and cut Charlotte out.  Don't those chocolate hearts make you hungry? This is also such a cool color combo.  I found it on a challenge blog, but can't remember where!???
That sparkly heart and button where glitzed up a bit with the help of some Doodlebug glitter and some Stardust Stickles.  I also added a little texture to my scalloped border by stamping the dots from Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry Crumpets using Versamark.  I love dots!

I wanted to mention that each Sunday the PWCO blog offers up a sketch challenge.  So, if you need a little inspiration make sure you check out the blog.  EVERYDAY there will be a post from one of the design team members.

Also, don't forget to check out this month's card kit for only $11.99.  There are enough supplies to make a minimum of 10 cards.  This month's kit includes My Mind's Eye Beloved paper collection.  I can't wait to get mine:)

Thanks for stopping in today!

What's In It?
Stamps: Nook and Pantry Crumpet( basic grey), Sweets From Charlotte ( little loud stamps), Chelsea Sentiments ( inkadinkado)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Choc Chip Craft, Versamark
Paper: Choc Chip, Rasp. Fizz, TPS elegant light blue
Other: Chipboard Heart, Bazzill button brad, stickles, glitter, velvet ribbon (webster's pages), dimensionals, EK Success border punch, Janome Sew Mini, Copics RV11,14, R35,37, E11, 37,00,29, B00, colorless blender