Friday, May 29, 2009

ISS Beach Themed Blog Hop!!!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I know that I have been "MIA" the past few days and I apologize for a lack of post this week. Sometimes "life" gets into the way and nothing happens the way I intended. On a happier note, all is well and I'm back into crafting gear again! Smiley from

Today is ISS third Blog Hop and the theme is beach and summer fun! Smiley from millan.netThe Anime Team had to make a project using this adorable mermaid image (Ariel) and the Retro Team has more beach related images. It all adds up to summer fun so take a few minutes to enjoy what the rest of the ISS DT has put together for our blog hop! Smiley from

After you have visited all the blogs, please link to ISS and vote for your favorite project. I would LOVE it if I got your vote Smiley from ...and to top it off...You could win a prize as well!!!! Now this is what I call beachy fun!!!!

To see more beach related fun........check out the rest of the ISS DT!


Thank you all so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it!



Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
Wow...I feel as though I have been away for a super long time. I was scanning my fav. blogs in Google Reader and boy oh boy do I have a lot to catch up on!!!! You ladies certainly have been busy creating up a! I so hate to get behind on my blogging duties...but where there is a will...there is a way:)

I had so much fun creating a card with Lelia last week, that I had to make another. Leila is a member of InStyle Stamps Anime digital download section. Although I will always love my stamps, I like the option of digital downloads...nothing like instant gratification!

Well...I'm going to keep this post short today. I have SO much to do and time is not on my side...the minutes are ticking away as I type! *lol*

Card Details.......
stamp ISS (Leila), c/s Neenah Solar White #80, SU, dp DCWV (I love the weight of this paper and the shimmer is awesome IRL!), tools Friskars threading water punch,gems, flowers and Copic Markers

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!



Friday, May 22, 2009

WOJ Challenge #31

Hello Everyone! Smiley from

While getting the house ready for the holiday weekend, I did manage to squeeze in some "me time" and make a card. Actually I was rather lucky because my husband and the boys did most of the outside work. Tomorrow, I won't be so lucky because I have a lot of cooking to do!Smiley from Also, due to the fact that my moms birthday is Sunday, we will celebrate Memorial Day and my moms birthday together on Sunday.Smiley from So... on that note, I doubt if I will be able to squeeze in any "me time" until after the weekend. However, every chance I get, I will be around to view your beautiful creations.Smiley from

My WOJ challenge #31 card was inspired by Heather's lovely sketch...thanks for the inspiration!

My image, Melinda is colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is part of a rub-on package from SU. The design papers are from A Muse Art Stamps and my scrap box. The card stocks are Bazzill and Papertry Ink. To embellish my card I used Nesties, MS lace punch, flowers, ribbon and pearls.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge #28..Sketch Challenge!

Hello Everyone!

I'm running a bit late with today's LOTV sketch challenge. My step-daughter came home sick from school yesterday and took a turn for the worse. She broke out in hives and was running a high temp. Luckily, we were able to get her into the doctor's office first thing this morning. She's on some antibiotics and some medication and resting comfortably right now...thank goodness! I was afraid that she had caught that flu virus that's going around, but the doctor said that she's having a bad case of allergies, I sure hope he's right!

This weeks sketch was inspired by Jo Austin! What a fab sketch! Remember, you have two weeks to make a card for the challenge...and that's plenty of time to think of something creative. Please link your creation to LOTV blog. For more inspiration, please stop by and see the rest of the LOTV DT cards and here's a peek at what you could win!

The cute and adorable Moggi!

Card Details........

stamp Pink Petticoat, sentiment SU, c/s SU, tools 1" & 3/8" circle punches, Copic Markers, Swiss Dots embossing folder, half pearls and ribbon

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



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

InStyle Stamps Wednesday Challenge #3...Birthday Card!

Hello Everyone!
Today is Wednesday and this weeks InStyle Stamps Challenge is to make a card with a birthday theme!

I kept my card rather simple because I wanted the spotlight to shine on Mellie holding the birthday cake. The cupcake ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the card stocks are from Bazzill and Neenah Solar White #80. My image is colored in with Copic Markers. I also used my Nestie rectangle dies and my paper piercing tool to embellish the scallops. The sentiment is from SU and it is embellished with a pink gem in the flowers center.

We would love it if you all gave the challenge a try this week! For more inspiration, please stop by and see the rest of the ISS DT cards. For more information on ISS weekly challenge, please click here!

Michelle, Kim D., Kim G., Mary and Jodi

InStyle Stamps guest design team news!

We are looking for 2 fabulous guest designers to join our team for the June-July term. Could that be you?

To apply for the guest design team spot:
1. Make a project based on today's birthday challenge.
2. You do not have to use an ISS image. However, if you’ve got one, you might as well flaunt it! Please keep in mind that most of our images are line art, so be sure to show us your coloring skills.
3. Post your project on your personal blog and write about the guest designer call. Then go to this post (you'll need to get the link once the post is up) on the InStyle Stamps blog and leave a link to your blog post in the comment section under that post. Please include your email address so we are able to get in contact with you if you are selected.
4. All entries must be received by 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, May 27th.
5. We will be announcing the winner during the blog hop on Friday, May 29th.
If you have any questions relating to the guest designer call, please contact Melissa at:

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!



Monday, May 18, 2009

More Blog Candy!

Blog Candy !!!

Jana's blog (2 Worlds) is approaching 60,000 hits and she would like to celebrate it with candy! Way to go Jana!!!

For More information on how to win, please click here.


$5 Gift Certificate to Everything Scrapp'n Store

1 Free Video Workshop of your Choice!

Congratulations on all of your hits Jana! Your blog is a joy to visit:)



Sunday, May 17, 2009

WOJ Card plus a couple of RAKS!

Hello Everyone!

Are there any Survivor fans out there? If so, are you ready for the BIG show tonight? I know I am!! On Sunday's I usually watch the Tudors, I really love the mini-series but I can catch up with it later tonight. I really hate it when I have to choose between favorite shows!

Due to the fact that CBCC will not have any more challenges until June, I had a little extra time to spare and made a card for WOJ's weekly challenge. The theme this week is to make a card using the sentiment "friend"!

When I started on this card, I had planned to make a shaker style card. Everything was going as planned until I realized that I didn't have enough of the thick dbl. sided tape! Dang......what a bummer. Instead of abandoning my project, I came up with a shaker "wanna be" card! *lol*

Card Details...............
stamp WOJ, sentiment SU, c/s Neenah Solar 80# and Bazzill, DP American Crafts, Nesties round dies, MS punch, paper pierce tool, Copic Marker, ribbon, pearls, extra fine glitter and flowers

* Gifts and RAK*

I also want to share a gift that I received from Denise (Denise Loves Stamps). Denise is such a treasure of a friend! She even sent me a bag of coffee all the way from Hawaii...I would have taken a picture of the bag, however, my mailman squeezed the entire envelope into our mailbox. The results.....the bag was bent out of shape pretty bad! I was so mad at our mailman!!!

Barb W. ( The Buzz) sent me this beautiful card! I love this card...the DP is so pretty and the color combo rocks! Barb has a beautiful blog, her card and layouts are super awesome!

Once again, thank you ladies so so much for your acts of are the bestest!

Have a wonderful evening and thank you all so much for stopping by:)



Saturday, May 16, 2009


Hello Again!

Are any of you familiar with the television show "Heroes"? The moment I saw this stamp, I thought of the cheerleader from the show Heroes. Sometimes I tickle myself even... but it's the "kooky" things around me that actually inspire me. All chit chat aside, I would like to introduce you to another InStyle Stamps image......... Tiffany!

Although I love the finished results, I ran into a serious snag with the pom poms! I wanted to do something to bring them out! I tried to layer them but that didn't work for me either. After pondering the issue of what to do with my pom poms, I thought about the ribbon flower that I made a few months ago. The more I thought about the ribbon flowers, the more I liked it and set off making a few trial ribbon flowers. To adhere the ribbon flowers, I used my 3/8 size punch and punched circles. The ribbon flowers are mounted with clear dots from Memory Book.
I seriously love this product!!!

Card Details.......................
stamp InStyle Stamps (Tiffany), sentiment TAC, c/s Neenah Solar White 80# and Cut Card Stock Co., dp SU, inks Copic Markers, Nesties rectangle dies, paper pierce tool, 3/8 size circle punch, ribbon, needle & thread, chip board, buttons and clear glue dots.

Enjoy what's left of your day and thank you so much for stopping by!!


* Ribbon Flower Tutorial inspired by Dawn of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.

Blog Candy

Hello Everyone!

I hope that your Saturday morning is off to a great start! Around here, we are spring cleaning....where does all the junk come from?!?! We have set a lot of junk on the curb for the garbage collector and would you believe that somebody took it? I guess the saying is true, our junk is treasure for somebody and they are most welcome to have it! I'm still sorting through the kids clothes and placing clothing they have outgrown into bags for charity. I tell ya' kids grow so fast!

Joy's Blog Candy

In the meantime, I would like to share with you another blog candy discovery. Joy (A Place To Be Me) has some awesome blog candy that she would like to share. Please drop by and say "Aloha" to Joy when you have a moment.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Little Note.........

Hello Everyone,
I'm still playing around with my Sarah Kay Stamps. I love the softness and femininity of Sarah Kay images, in my opinion, the beauty of these stamps is timeless.

Speaking of time or timelessness...I'm going to keep this post brief today. I have so many things to do and as you already know...time waits for no one!

Card Details...........
stamp Sarah Kay, sentiment A Muse Art Stamps, c/s Neenah White 80# and Bazzill, dp Imaginisce, Nesties rectangle dies, inks Copic Markers, flowers, dew drops and ribbon

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



InStyle Stamps Wednesday Challenge #2...Flowers!

Good Morning Everyone!

Today, I would like to share with you a new Anime image from ISS. Her name is Leila and I think she is super cute! I just love her eyes!

I made this card featuring Leila, as my Wednesday submission for InStyle Stamps new Wednesday Challenge. For all of you "challenge junkies" out there...this challenge is for you...who can resist embellishing with flowers?!?! Keep in mind....this challenge is open to everyone and the theme is to use flowers on your card....simple as that!

When you are finished with your cards, please link your card entry to InStyle Stamps blog. I sure hope you join in the fun! We would love to see your creations:)

For more inspiration, please check out the following DT blogs and stop by InStyle Stamp's blog as well.

Kim G.
Mary G.
Vicky C.

Card Details..........
stamp InStyle Stamps (Leila) sentiment Stamping Bella, c/s Neenah Solar White 80# and Bazzill, DP Making Memories, inks Copic Markers, Copic Air Brushing System, paper piercing tool, Heidi Swapp lemonade gel blossoms, and half pearls

Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!



Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CBCC #36 Inspiration Challenge!

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Tuesday!

Today's CBCC Challenge is to make a card based on anything that inspires you. Of course I had a hard time picking out a theme for my card, so many elements inspire me. So....I decided to go with the obvious...sickness! My family has been hit with one episode after another with an assortment of allergy attacks. It's kind of funny though, we made it through the winter season without one major cold and now that spring has arrived, everyone is racked with a runny nose,sneezing etc. The doctor has gotta love us right now! *lol*

For More inspiration, please check out the rest of the CBCC DT!

Maria F.
Maria G.

If you chose to play along, link your creation up to Courtney's Blog! If you upload to SCS / PCP, please use keyword CBCC37.

Card Details...........
stamp and sentiment Elzybells, c/s PTI, dp SU, Nesties, felt flowers, half pearls, Copic Markers and ribbon

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



Saturday, May 9, 2009

Blog Candy

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Before I get carried away with idle chatter, I would like to give a BIG welcome to Gina Wrona!Smiley from I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with Gina's name and if you aren't would you drop by and welcome her blogland. The name of Gina's Blog is From My Pad To Yours!Smiley from

Gina also has some candy that she would like to share as well !

Check out Gina's blog for more information! Smiley from

I don't have a finished card to share much going on over here! We are going to the movies and out for dinner. If I'm not too tired, hopefully I will finish my card later this evening.
In the meantime, I would like to wish all of you a Happy Mother's Day!
Smiley from

Take care and have a beautiful day!