Friday, April 30, 2010

Claudia & Co. Puddle Jumpers May Release Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to the Claudia & Co. May Release Blog Hop!!!
I'm so excited about the new release of the May Puddle Jumpers because they are super cute!!! Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to Ella, Sammy and one of images from the new Tea Set Collection.

Ella Puddle Jumper

Sammy Puddle Jumper

This adorable tea pot is just one image from the new Tea Set Collection of stamps designed by Claudia & Co.'s new artist Maree Truelove . The tea set collection comes with a variety of tea party themed stamps and two sentiments. Our very own Claudia of Claudia & Co. also has designed a set of sentiments (Random Sentiments) that can be purchased in either English or Spanish.

More exciting news, both Sammy and Ella PJ come with a set of sentiments! If you are like me, you can never have enough sentiments...right?! The Tea Set Collection includes various stamps that all relate to a tea party and lots of sentiments which you can buy in either English or Spanish!!!!
The Puddle Jumper Stamps are made from deeply etched red rubber, all you have to do is trim, mount and stamp! Also bear in mind that these adorable stamps are perfect for Mother's Day cards and the possibilities from the Tea Set Collection are endless!!!!!! You could make adorable party invites, tags, decorate the inside of your cards....the list goes on and on!
If I could, I would babble on and on about how cute these new Puddle Jumper Stamps are, but I'm going to keep the blog hop....hopping along. Your next stop would be to see the super talented Jen Shults.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pixie Cottage #16....Flowers or Guest Sketch

Hello Everyone,
Today's Pixie Cottage Challenge is a super fun one! You can make a card using the fabulous sketch designed by this weeks talented Guest Designer, Jacque from Jacques Magnolia's .
Or you can simply make a card that features lots of flowers.... your choice!!!

My image, the lovely Hannah With Butterflies is the latest creation drawn by the talented artist Sandra Hammer. Hannah is colored in with Copic Markers and I lightly airbrushed the sky background for dimension. My design paper is a flowery piece from My Minds Eye, Quite Contrary Collection and the card stocks are Papertrey Ink and Bazzill. Embellishments used were Diamond Stickles, ribbon, Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots embossing folder, half pearls, flowers and Liquid Pearls.

For more information regarding this weeks challenge and for design team inspiration, please click here.
One randomly picked winner will get their choice of 2 Pixie Cottage Stamps and the Design Teams Top Three entries will get to display the winners badge on their blog.

Have lots of fun with this weeks challenge!

My card also meets the requirements for the following challenges.......yep...I challenges as well! *ΓΌ*

Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms
Creative Craft Challenges - Blooming Marvellous
One Stitch At A Time - Flowers
Wee Memories - Flowers
The Pink Elephant - Aqua

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anya in pink

Hello Everyone,

I found this new challenge blog Anya Ink and could not resist the challenge to make a card that is pink and sparkly! My inspiration came from this weeks Midnight Madness sketch and my card features the adorable 80's limited edition Anya.

It is kind of difficult to see the sparkle in Anya's hair bow, dress and flowers but IRL it is very sparkly!

Today I plan to sit down and relax and simply enjoy the day. The house is already clean and I don't feel like cooking. I've warned everyone that "each man is for himself "....warm up some left-overs or something cause today you are on your own! *lol*
card details
stamp...TGF 80's Anya, card stocks Bazzill and PTI, design paper the yummy MyMinds Eye "Quite Contrary..Mary Mary Collection" paper pack, inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers. Tools used Nesties flower shaped lg. die cut, lg. circle shaped die cut, 1" circle punch, sm. edged scallop scissors, sewing machine and Cuttlebug Mosaic embossing folder. Embellishments Stickles, flowers, Liquid Pearls and one clear gemstone.

My card also meets the following challenge requirements...
Anya Ink.....Pink and Sparkly
Raise The Bar....Color Me Happy! (My favorite colors are pink and green)
Stacey's Stamping Stage.....Color,green,white and melon
Stamptacular Sunday......Sew Special
Midnight Madness....Sketch
Crafty Catz.......Stitching

Have a beautiful day and thank you all so very much for stopping by!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

KLSNS Challenge #27...Color Challenge!

Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday,
I want to thank everyone that participated in our bling challenge. We had a tremendous number of participants and I hope to see you all again for this weeks challenge.
Smiley from millan.netThe hostess of this weeks challenge is Joanna and she would like for everyone to celebrate Earth Day by making a card with the colors brown, green and a neutral color. My neutral color is white and I added color orange to compliment the earth tones.

As with all of our KLSNS Challenges, you are free to use any stamp that you desire, but if you have any stamps that Kelly sells at her KL Stampin N' Scrappin on-line store, feel free to use them. All finished cards are to linked to the KL Stampin N' Stampin Blog and you are free to combine challenges. Since this is the end of the month, Kelly is giving away a prize to one lucky winner. Smiley from

The "Top Three" winners will also win a Top 3 Blinky Award. This weeks challenge ends April 30th at 12 midnight est. For more challenge information and design team inspiration, please click here.

card details..... stamp....C.C. Designs Sweet November April, sentiment Impress Rubber Stamps
card stocks...Papertrey Ink and SU design paper Graphic 45 inks...Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers tools used...Cuttlebug + CB mosaic embossing folder and Nesties med. circle die embellishments...Prima Flowers, Stickles , 4" round paper doily and half pearls

My card meets the following challenge requirements

Hope Stamps Eternal.....Brown, Orange, White
Die Cuts R Us.....Earth or natural elements (my natural elements are flowers)

Have an enjoyable weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pixie Cottage Challenge #15

Hello Everyone,

Today we have another fun challenge lined up for you at The Pixie Cottage. As with all of our challenges, you have a can either follow this weeks sketch or make a card with only the theme of this weeks challenge which is a card for Mother's Day or special friend can use the sketch along with the theme! I think that it is great when you have options, don't you?

I made my card for a dear friend of mine and the image is a new Pixie Cottage Stamp from one our new artist Lisa Schmidt. The name of my adorable image is Cassidy and she is one of the images from Lisa Schmidt's Girls of the World collection.

Cassidy is colored in with Copic Markers and I lightly airbrushed the background . The design papers are SEI and Graphic 45 and the card stocks are Bazzill and Papertrey Ink. I embellished my card with tiny Prima Flowers, half pearls and ribbon. The sentiment is by SU and was punched out with a 1" circle punch.

For more information regarding the challenge and to see the fabulous DT cards, please click here.

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Reagan Puddle Jumper.....Girly,Springy & Stitching Challenges

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Monday to you,

All weekend I have been working on a plan to better organize myself and today I am working with a schedule. First thing in the morning, I plan to visit different blogs, leave a comment with blog friends and challenge blogs, prepare dinner and clean up the house. Hopefully once I settle into a routine, I will be done the computer and household chores before noon.

During the chaos of weekend activities, I was able to make another card for a few challenges out there. My card is based off the sketch designed by the talented Lori Boyd of Die Cuts R Us and the yummy inspirational photo from Hope Stamps Eternal. I also find additional inspirational challenges along the way and incorporate their themes onto my card as well.

You can find my image at Claudia And Co. and her name is Reagan Puddle Jumper. Reagan is colored in with Copic Markers and I embellished the trim of her cropped pants and hair bow with extra fine glitter. I also embellished the trim of her top with dots of extra fine glitter. The light and airy design paper is by SU and the card stocks are Bazzill and Papertrey Ink Stampers Select. Other embellishments are flowers, half pearls and machine stitching.

Pile It On.......Is Spring finally here (I wonder days the weather is warm and sunny and the next we have frost warnings!)
Your Next Stamp......Stitching
The Crafty Pad.....Stitching
Papertake Weekly.....Cutie Pie
Totally PaperCrafts.....Spring
My Time To Craft......Pearls
Stampotique......Girly Card
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Crafts...Something for the Girls

Have a great day and hopefully if it is cold in your corner of the world, hopefully Spring will return to us sometime this week:)


Saturday, April 17, 2010

KL Stampin N Scrappin Challenge #25.....Bling it on!

Hello Everyone,

Today is Saturday and time to kick off another KL Stampin N' Stamping Challenge! I'm the hostess of this weeks challenge and my theme is "Bling it on"! I love my bling and hopefully my card isn't suffering from bling overload! *lol*

I'm not crazy about my pictures at all, the colors are way off base. However, my main computer isn't working and for now I'm using my husbands (nightmare on Elm Street) laptop. His laptop doesn't have all of the "bells and whistles" and I'll have to "make-do" with "the beast" until my computer is either fixed or replaced.

As with all of our challenges, you aren't required to use KLSNS Stamps but we would love it if you would:) The deadline for this weeks challenge is next Friday, April 23rd. at 12 midnight est. and all cards have to be linked to the KL Stampin N' Scrappin Blog via Mr. Linky. So what are you waiting for, put on your creativity hat and let's see what you can do! We look forward to viewing your creations! For more KLSNS DT inspiration, click here.

Card details.....
stamp C.C. Designs Cupcake Kiki, sentiment SU, c/s Bazzil and PTI, design paper SU, inks Copic Markers and SU pink inks for distressing Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, scissors for more distressing/texture and sewing machine ...embellishments Ziva Crystals, sm. scallop scissors and extra fine glitter.

My card also meets the following requirements for the various challenges....

Practical Stampers....Glitter and Bling
The Cuttlebug Spot.......Bling
Stamp Something......Layer Something
Res-Q-Challenge.....2 in one ...pastels and image that makes you smile
Allsorts Challenge Blog....Sewing on cards
All That Scraps......distressing
Tuesday Morning Sketches.....Soft Hues, ribbon and flowers (flower in hair and flower print DP paper)
ABC Challenge.....Sparkle
Stampin' For The Weekend....Ribbon and Bows
Cute Card Thursday...Touchy Feely

Enjoy you weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pixie Cottage Challenge #14.. guest sketch or buttons!

Hello Everyone,
I can't believe how quickly the week is moving but Wednesday is here already and its time for another Pixie Cottage Challenge. Yep....the PC Challenge format has changed and now all challenges are held on a weekly basis. I also want to add that we are trying something a little different this time around, you have a choice to either follow the weekly sketch or simply make a card according to the theme. This weeks challenge is to either make a card with the awesome sketch designed by our guest designer Priscilla (Midnight Madness), or make a card with this weeks theme of BUTTONS!

As with all of our challenges, you aren't required to use The Pixie Cottage Stamps and you are free to combine challenges. All challenge cards are to be linked to The Pixie Cottage Blog and the winners will be announced the following Friday. For more Pixie Cottage DT inspirtion, please click here.

I also want to remind you all that Michelle has blog candy and you only have a couple days left to enter for a chance to win the stamp of your choice! Click here for more information!

card details......
image...The Pixie Cottage's Umbrella Girl digi,no sentiment at this time, c/s PTI and Bazzill, design paper from my scrap stash,inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers, felt flowers,buttons ,EK border punch and Stickles

Have a great day and if you love challenges, have fun with the sketch or if you would rather embellish....have fun with the buttons!!!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Kelly!


Hello Everyone,

We have returned from our vacation to Mississippi and it feels great to be home again! I'm all rested up from the long ride and I'm kicking off the week with a party! The KLSNS DT is surprising Kelly Little of KL Stampin N' Scrappin with a surprise virtual birthday party! Smiley from


Happy Birthday to you Kelly!! I hope that your day is filled with love and joy and that you enjoy every second of it. If you have a second or two, please stop by and show Kelly some on her special day. Smiley from

card details....
stamp...Stampavie (Andre Carrying Watermelon), sentiment MFT, c/s Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select) and SU (Choc. Chip), design paper scraps from my stash, inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers Embellishments Prima Flowers, buttons, scrappers floss and Stickles

I also want to thank everyone for their kind comments while I was on vacation. We had a great time and the weather was fantastic. I have missed over a week of blogging and visiting everyone and I'm looking forward to catching up and viewing all of your beautiful creations. Take care and have a beautiful day! Smiley from


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pixie Cottage Challenge...Wet or Dry Embossing + a sketch!

Note: This week my husband and I are on vacation and we plan to return home this Saturday. I have pre-scheduled my post for The Pixie Cottage's Wet or Dry Embossing Challenge. For more information regarding this weeks challenge, please click here.

Hello Everyone,

This weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge is to make a card based off of the following sketch and you have to incorporate some type of embossing onto your card.
We would love to see you creations and we hope that you have lots of fun challenging your creativity! As with all of out challenges, you aren't required to use The Pixie Cottage Stamps but if you have them, feel free to use them:) For more DT inspiration, please click here.

My card features one of the newest Pixie Cottage Stamps (Crawling Cassie) and she is colored in with Copic Markers and I embellished her diaper with Startdust Stickles and her hair bow with a single half pearl. I embossed my card with the Cuttlebug Swiss dots and numbers embossing folders. The card stocks are Bazzill ,Papertrey Ink and a 4 inch paper Dollie. Other tools and embellishments used were a rectangle scallop punch,Nesties lg. circle die, paper pierce tool and Prima flowers. The sentiment is from The Pixie Cottage.

Have fun with the challenge and I will see you all when I return home from Mississippi!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

KL Stampin N Scrappin Challenge #23

Hello Everyone and Happy Saturday! Smiley from

This weeks KL Stampin N' Scrappin Challenge is easy as 123, in fact, it is a 1-2-3 Challenge! Which translates to ...1 image, 2 design papers and 3 embellishments. Of course I had embellishment withdrawl symptoms and had to resist the temptation of adding a pearl or two and some flowers. Why is it that when you can't use something, you really want to?! Smiley from *lol*

My image is one the new Stampavie Stamps that Kelly carries at the KL Stampin N' Scrappin on-line store and they are adorable!!! This a a Penny Johnson image and the name of it is Love Bubbles. My three embellishments are ribbon, Stickles and one button.

Card Details....
stamp Stampavie (Love Bubbles), sentiment AMuse Art Stamps, c/s PTI and Bazzill, design paper DCWV (Nana's Kitchen), inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers ..Embellishments... ribbon, Stickles and one button.

The 123 challenge ends April 9th at midnight est. and all challenge cards are to be linked to the KL Stampin N' Scrappin Blog. For more information regarding this weeks challenge and to see the lovely KLSNS DT cards, please click here.

My husband and I are leaving on vacation tomorrow and will be gone for a week. I have a couple pre-scheduled posts and will probably take my laptop with me...just in case Blogger decides to act up. Take care and have a beautiful Easter Holiday! Smiley from