Friday, April 30, 2010

Sweet and Saucy!

I really like coloring the beautiful Ching-Chou Kuik images from Sweet Pea Stamps. I got some serious grief from some kids tonight for this one hehe. Hope you can see it's beauty!

Supplies used on this project:
Image- Enchanting Gold, Ching-Chou Kuik's Fantasy Art Collection
Papers-Misc. orange shades of card stock and DP, white Couture card stock
Skintones-yr0000, e00o, yr00, e51
Eyes-bg01, bg10, bg11, b21
Hair-e53, e35, e55, e49
Clothing-yr12, yr07, yr18
Outline shading-w1, w3, w5, w7
Misc-Martha Stewart border punch, circle cutter, orange ribbon, button, gold and orange sticky gems, black Sakura glaze pen, "sweet" charm, chalk for cheeks

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Mojo Monday-Sketch#136
Cupcake Craft challenges-#88 not a square card
Penny's Challenge-#28 shaped card
Simon Says -buttons, bows, bling
Creative Cottage-#8 Circles
CRAFT Challenge-#48 Shaped Card
ECP-#11 Orange

Blog Candy Winner

The winner of my Paperworks Co. Blog Candy is Tracey of Totally Tracey.
If not claimed by May 7th at 5pm I will random again.

Stamp Something Challenge-Sketch

This week the challenge at Stamp Something is a sketch. I took my sketch and used it for a paint can insert. These cute cans make wonderful gift containers. I found mine at Michael's for $2.99. They come in various sizes too. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says. They are a wonderful retailer! Check them out if you haven't! Don't forget to stop by the Stamp Something blog to see the great takes on the sketch! Can't wait to see yours!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-Tilda as a Shepherd, Magnolia; sentiment is my own and computer generated
Papers-Designer paper "the GIrl's Paperie", Red Rose card stock SU, white card stock Couture
Copics-yr0000, e000, e30, e33, e34, e3, rv32, rv34, e25, e29, e41, e53, w1, w3, w5
Misc-paint can, Stampin Up border punch, Stampin Up rose red grograin ribbon, a few pink flowers that will lay flat, sticky dots and chunky glitter SU for flower centers, Cuttlebug and dots embossing folder

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Stamp Scrap and Doodle-#37 Girlie Project
Daisy Doodles-Anything but a card
Raise the Bar-#15 Your Fav color (mine is pink and green)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Debut Project for Digital Delights by Louby Loo-Challenge

This week at Delightful Sketches the challenge is to use punches. I hope you will stop by the blog and see the team's samples for this week.

Supplies used on this project:
Image-Seahorse and sentiment from April 15 New Release
Papers-various teal papers from my stash, white card stock unknown
Copics-bg01, bg10, bg11, bg13, bg72, bg75
Punches-Martha Stewart leaf punch, EK Success Corner scallop punch, Stampin Up Oval and Scallop Oval punches
Misc-sea theme glittered buttons "Dress It Up", blue Dew Drops for flower centers, Smooch in "pool", Prima flowers

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Daring Card Maker-die cuts
Stamp Simply-Joy Fold
Polka Doodles-Monochromatic
Our Creative Corner-Blossoms
The Pink Elephant-#64 Aqua
Everybody Art-#88 Song title "Song of the Seahorse"
Creative Craft-#12 Flowers
Aly's Challenge-Animals

Mo's Digital Challenge #29-Masculine Card

Click here for the Paperworks Co. Rachelle Ann Miller Exclusive Blog Hop

This week at Mo's Challenge we are after those manly cards! I used this adorable little fella for a sweet card for a little man. Hop on over to the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team came up with for this! Can't wait to see your creations!

Supplies for this card:
Image-Bronte and Louis, Mo's Digital Pencil; sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection by Ann Vento
Papers-Card stock Stampin Up real red and ballet blue, designer paper unknown, white Couture card stock
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-e99., e99. e09
Clothing-b97, 0, g07, g28, e25, yg97, yg67, r27, r29
Dog-e25, e27, e29, e33, e34, r11, r27, r29, r39
Cookie-e41, e53, e30, e33, e35, 0
Ground-w1, w3, 0
Misc- Ribbon, oval and scalloped oval Nesties, "golden sand" embossing powder NOT heated but used as cookie topping by Stamp N Stuff

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Digital Delights Sale and Lilac Lemon Fairy Card

Just wanted to share that Digital Delights by Louby Loo is having a sale!
30% off total order on all digis and cut files
Sale ends May 4th at Midnight! Don't miss out!!

I am such a freak for pretty fairy stamps! This beauty is from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Supplies for this project:
Image-Sweet Pea Stamps fairy, sentiment Whiff of Joy
Papers-DP unknown, card stock Stampin Up Barely Banana and Pale Plum, white Couture card stock
Copics-yr0000, e000. e30, y21, y26, yr23, v0000, v000, v01, v09, v15, v17, g21, b00. b02, bg01, b39, y0000, y00, y11
Misc-Prima roses, Martha Stewart leaf punch, gold charm with purple gem, black Sakura glaze pen, Spica markers clear and lilac, Stickles in Star Dust, Nesties circle dies

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Creatalicious-#9 flowers and wings
Lily of the Valley-#51 Sketch
Fun with Shapes and More-#50 Charms
Daring Cardmakers-die cut
Little Paper Shop-#65 Colors (lilac/barely banana/white)
ABC Challenge-A thank you card

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thinking of Moms

Several challenges are thinking about Mother's Day coming up soon. This one was so bright and fun! The little purse could hold a special gift for that special mom!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-"Just a Girl" Gorjuss Girl
Papers-white Couture card stock, Designer papers (3) all The Paper Studio, colored card stock Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie and Regal Rose
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-e33, e34, e35
Clothing-yr04, yr18, rv34, rv19
Misc-Nestie dies-scallop and large ovals, white lace, tag punch, white twine, two orange buttons, pink blossom, scor pal, mini gold brads, regular gold brad, 2 square gold brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder, purse template

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Stampavie and more-#91 lace and button
Pixie Cottage-#15 Mother's Day and Sketch
Paper Cutz-#38 Mother's Day
Challenge Up Your Life-#19 Mother's Day + orange/pink
Totally Gorjuss-#27 Use a Gorjuss girl image
Paper Sundaes-#15 Recipe 3 designer papers, 2 card stocks, 1 flower
Double Dutch-Mother's Day Card and Gift container
Practical Scrappers-buttons
Daisy Doodles-Anything but a card

Monday, April 26, 2010

Love Bunnies

Click here for the Paperworks Co. Rachelle Ann Miller Exclusive Blog Hop

I'm a huge fan of easel cards...but wanted to do something a little different. I decided to go with a tiny easel card. I think it's pretty cute! This is one of the new digi stamps from Whimsy Stamps!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-"Love Bunnies" by Katie, sentiment by Ann Vento, both from Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection
Papers-designers papers all unknown, white cardstock Couture
copics-e34, e35, e37, r11, c1, c3, c5, r81, r83, e41, e53, 0
Misc-Nestability die, Prima roses, cream organdy ribbon, oval and scallop oval punch both Stampin Up, black Sakura Glaze pen, pearl sticky gem

Challenges this project qualifies for:
CRAFT Challenge-#47 pink and brown
Cupcake Inspiration-#56 photo inspiration for colors

House Mouse and Friends Challenge 68-Flower Power

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Challenge #68 is Flower Power. Now that my project is complete I am hoping it was floral and not meaning the 60's! Oh well. Please stop by the HM&F Blog to see the samples made by my wonderful teammates! I look forward to seeing your take on this challenge!

Supplies used on this project:
Stamps-Sunny Side Up, quote is Helen Keller and handwritten
Papers-designer papers My Minds Eye "Home", card stock handsome hunter and more mustard all Stampin Up, white Couture Cardstock
Copics-y21, y26, e34, e99, w5, w7, yg91, yg93, yg95, e51, e53, w1, w3, r11
Misc-Twinking H20's "celestial sun", olive green ribbon, mustard colored button, twine, antique silver letter circles, Crystal Effects or the equivalent

Challenges this project qualifies for:
One Stop Craft Challenge-#77 Metallic
Charisma Cardz-#16 quote

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sweet Cupcake

Went red with this one! I love how it turned out-so bright and cheerful!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-Pink Petticoat Digi; sentiment Rubber Soul
Papers-red card stock We R Memory Keepers, DP Stampin Up, white Couture card stock
Copics-r24, r27, r29, r39, e25, g21, g24, w1, w3, 0
Misc-red roses, distressing tool

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Cupcake Craft-#87 red/white
Crafty Creations-#64 Distressing
Little Red Wagon-#25 Ruffles
Truly Scrumptious-#30 Sketch
Dutch Dare-#76 Easel + repeat
Dare U2 Digi-#36 Flowers
Prairie Fairy-#16 Distressing
Secret Crafter-#80 Distressing
Rosie & Dee-#69 Red/white
Pile It On-#16 Make It Sweet

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fairy Pretty

I saw this cute little note pad with a pen at Michael's in the dollar bin the other day. I thought they would be cute to cover with an image. I had this old background I'd made out of tissue and acrylic paints that was perfect for this pretty fairy!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-The Greeting Farm Autumn Fairy Digi
Papers-my own background, white Couture cardstock
Copics-yr0000, e000, e30. rv32, rv34, rv19, rv00, c3, c5, c7, b000, b00. b02, b05, bg01
Misc-Spica markers "blossom" and "baby blue", diamond sticky gems, tiny black brads, black ribbon, notepad from Michael's

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Simon Says Stamp-wings
Simple Doodles-#16 something old (my background)
Copic Creations-black hair

Project for Paperworks Co. -"reeling" in a cool mug

Click here for the Paperworks Co. Rachelle Ann Miller Exclusive Blog Hop

I love these mugs! They are so fun to create art for! They come empty and you can insert your own work...whatever! They come in two sizes and are available's a link.

I hope you have had time to enjoy the R.A.M. images blog hop! I thought the projects were outstanding and the images adorable! Here's a link to my hop post if you'd like to take a look! There's a lot of candy up for grabs on the journey!

I've always liked Rachelle's images! These new images are exclusive to PWCO! This is the only place you'll see them and be able to grab them for your own fun projects!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-"Gone Fishing" Rachelle Anne Miller Exclusive Collection, Paperworks Co.
Papers-All papers are from the April PWCO kit available here
Copics-e33, e34, e35, b21, b23, yr04, yr09, r11, r29, r39, y13, bg10. g14, g07
Misc-mug from Target, black fine line marker for "stitchin" lines

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Quixotic Challenge-#22 Water
Crafty Catz-#29 stitching

Friday, April 23, 2010

Paperworks Co. Introduces Rachelle Ann Miller Exclusive Collection Stamps...and a blog hop too!

We are so thrilled at Paperworks Co. to have an exclusive collection designed by Rachelle Anne Miller. Her work is outstanding and a it's been a pleasure to create these projects with her newest images!

We are having a hop to celebrate this big news! I am the last stop along the hop. If you would like to start at the beginning I will send you over to visit Tinla.

Here's the entire list just in case you get lost:
Stephanie S.
Stephanie J.
Lisa <-----YOU ARE HERE :) Paperworks Co. Blog

There is blog candy up for grabs all over! Be sure you check each blog for that designer's details on how to win! I also hear that Peggy at PWCO is going to choose a random comment off one of the team's blogs to win the entire collection! So be sure you leave a quick note to say hi!

Now to share my projects with you!

"Birthday Wishes"

detailed view so you can see the cute image!
Supplies used on this project:
Image-"A Surprise Cheer" R.A.M. Exclusive Collection, available only at Paperworks Co.
Papers-Designer paper by The Girls' Paperie by Margie, card stock Stampin Up and Bazzil Basics, white Couture Cardstock
Copics-e41, e53, r11, rv11, rv34, yg03, yg25, y13, y15, y17, w3, w5
Misc-paper piercing tool, "crystal" Stickles, chalks for candlelight, yellow grosgrain ribbon, pink charm and button, white hemp twine, Martha Stewart border punch

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Fussy and Fancy-#9 Birthday + sweet treat
Spoonful of Sugar-#100 Birthday

"Birthday Birdies"

detail view
Supplies used on this project:
Image-"Birthday Parade" R.A.M. Exclusive Collection, available only at Paperworks Co.
Papers-Designer papers all Basic Grey "Eva", white Couture card stock
Copics-e41, e53, e33, e34, e37, r81, r83, r85, rv10, rv11, rv34, yg03, yg05, yg06, yg63, yg93, yg97, bg10, bg11, g20, g21, w1, w3
Misc-tiny pink brads

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Crazy 4 Challenges-sketch #33
My Blog Candy!
Here's a photo of my candy for this hop. There's really more too, but I couldn't fit it in my photo box hehe. All you have to do is leave me a comment and become a follower! I will use to choose my winner after the hop ends (Apr. 30th I believe). Please be sure you leave me a way to contact you! I hate it when I have a winner and there's no way to email them! Also remember that Peggy at PWCO will choose a random comment from one of our blogs to win the entire new release of R.A.M. stamps! How cool would that be?
Thanks for hopping along with us today! I hope you found some inspiration along your way!

Now I'll send you off to Paperworks Co. to conclude your journey and grab those adorable new stamps!

Stamp Something Challenge-Charm

This week Stamp Something is challenging everyone to use a charm. They are so fun and versatile! I really enjoy them. Our great sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I hope you like my little Robin Hood card...I am so partial to these two images.

Supplies used on this project:
Images-Sherwood Edwin and Lady Tilda, Magnolia
Papers-Designer paper K and Co. Brenda Walton "Madeline", Stampin Up card stock rose red and certainly celery
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e30
Hair-y21, y26, e34, e25
Her Clothing-e43, w3, 0, r11, r00, yg93
His Clothing-yg91, yg93, e25, e34, e39, e49, c3, b45
Misc-sticky gems Making Memories, black Sakura glaze pen, black wire for Edwin's bow, Prima rose, pink ribbon for bow, antique silver charm,

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Just Magnolia-#52 Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend-#39 book inspired (book, Robinhood)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mo's Digital Challenge #28-Recipe

This week at Mo's Digital Challenge we're using a recipe...don't worry, no cooking skills are required! The recipe for a card is to use 3 designer papers, 1 ribbon, and 2 buttons. I chose this cutie patootie Flora image. I'm a sucker for any cute fairy image hehe. I do hope you'll join us and be sure to check out the wonderful samples by rest of the team, here's a link to the blog.

Supplies for this project:
Image-Baby fairy Flora, Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers- Designer papers are K & Co. Brenda Walton "Madeline"; cardstock is Rich Razzleberry by Stampin Up
Skintones-yr0000, e000, e30
Ground-yg63, yg93, 0
Dress/wings-w3, v000, v01, v06
Bees-y11, black
Flower-y11, y08
Hair-y21, y26
Misc-wide ivory organza ribbon, pretty charm, handmade glitter panel, tiny star buttons, gold string

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Secret Crafter-#79 A day out
One Stop Craft Challenge-#76 wings
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle-#36 bows, button, and bling
Friday Sketchers-#98 Sketch
Totally Gorjuss-#26 Charm

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Earth Day

Whimsie Doodles is offering this image set for free in honor of Earth day! How cool is that! I whipped up this card today in celebration of earth day. I love the sentiment they came up with hehe.

Supplies used on this project:
Image-Whimsie Doodles freebie
Papers- DP unknown, brown lunch sack, Pink Passion Card Stock Stampin Up, White, Couture Card Stock, brown craft paper
Copics-e29, e33, e34, e35, r81, r83, r85b21, b23, b91, g07, g14
Misc-circle punch, stapler, Dew Drops "Island Blossom", styrofoam cup, Cuttlebug, embosslet flower Stampin Up, Crystal Effects or equivalent product

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Daring Cardmakers-flap
Cupcake Inspiration-#55 insp. photo
Creative Cottage-Going Green (recycled styrofoam Sonic cup into flowers)
Fab N Funky-use something out of my stash (brown lunch sack)
Pink Elephant-Sketch #63 Sketch
Kaboodle Doodles-embossing (circle panel and flowers)
Whimsie Doodles-Earth Day Challenge

A very special image!

Is this not the cutest card ever??? This is an image from Karen's Doodles and she used my lil chihuahua Tiffany to inspire her illustration! I was so excited! I love Karen's images and think she got Tiffers just right....such a sweet little face! She got her shots yesterday so she was NOT a happy girl! Hope you're all having a great week! Be sure to stop back by on Friday as I have a very special blog hop with Paperworks Co. featuring a new release that is entirely exclusive and you will NOT want to miss out!

Supplies used on this project:
Image- Karen's Doodles
Papers-Designer paper unknown, Card stock Stampin Up Rich Razzleberry, white Couture Card stock
Copics-e29, e25, e33, e34, v06, v09, r81,, r83, w1, w3, yg03, yg05
Misc-pink and brown dotted ribbon, pink Prima roses, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Nesties Lg. Circle, Stampin Up border punch, "sassy" pink charm unknown

Challenges this qualifies for:
Lily of the Valley-Sketch #51
Polka Doodles- #15 Animal Magic
Totally Gorjuss-#26 Charm
Practical Scrappers-ribbon
Little Paper Shop-Color combo pink/chocolate/raspberry

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Guest Design Project for Tamara's Sketches

I was thrilled Tamara asked me to guest design for her sketch challenge this week. I did find it challenging....I am a bit lost without lots of room for me to color up a big image hehe. I am very happy with this though. I used some gorgeous digital papers to create this card! I ran across them the other day and just had to have them. Be sure to check out the sketch over at Tamara's blog and play along!

Supplies for this card:
Image-sentiment is by Ann Vento, Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection
Paper-all paper is digital from Scrap Girls, Pretty Petals
Misc-oval Nestability, dark pink organza ribbon, Prima roses and flowers, Martha Stewart leaf punch, gold string

Challenges this card qualifies for:
My Time To Craft-#88 Quick Quotes

Monday, April 19, 2010


I love cute critters and this is one of my new additions! It's another gorgeous image from Crissy Armstrong. She's also starting a new challenge blog you won't want to miss! Here's a link so you can check it out. She's also having a DT call for the same.

This image and her others as well as the new digital collection are all available at Whimsy Stamps. The wonderful sentiments are by Ann Vento and available there too. I've never seen so many wonderful digi sentiments! They are so handy to just print out when you need a quick note for that special project. Here's a link to all the sentiments.

Thanks for letting me share my little turtle with you! Have a great day!

Supplies used on this project:
Image- turtle and sentiment both from Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection
papers-Stampin Up designer paper, bermuda bay, pumpkin pie, regal rose and rose red cardstock, white Couture card stock
Copics-bg49, g19, 0, yg91, yg93, y04, y18, e33, e35
Misc-paper piercing tool, white Sakura pen, white grosgrain ribbon, stapler, button and twine, crocheted lace, Stampin Up border punch

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Raise the Bar-#14 Movies (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Paper Cutz-#37 Tag
Polka Doodles-#15 Animal
All Sorts-Stitching#48
Paper Sundaes-#14 no people
Stamp with Fun-#55 Animals
There She Goes-#51 Tag