Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Countdown to Flutter By...

Only one week until our Flutter By Wednesday hiatus is over!! We're fluttering back next Wednesday the 7th, and we are starting things off right!! We can't wait to see your creations again!!
I tried a different technique with this card...I cased from a friend! I used chalk inks and smeared/rubbed/whatevered them onto one side of the vellum. Then, I stamped these little gems from Woodware USA on the other side. The card took all of 10 minutes, which is a really nice change sometimes!! One butterfly is a little light, but I decided to go with the seeming imperfection.
Don't forget about the design team call over at Woodware is open until July 21st...details HERE.
It's my 9th anniversary today, but I think my family forgot it. Oh well...let's see if my hubby remembers! Should I make myself a card today?
Last but not least, I finally hit 20,000 posts, and I'm waiting for the redesign on my new blog. SO...that means that very soon, I'm going to have my first ever blog candy. Be on the lookout...I've been saving for a while!
Card Details:
Stamps: Garden Greetings and Flutterbys by Woodware USA
Paper: SU Vellum; SU white and rich razzleberry cs
Ink: Versamagic Dew Drop chalk ink in Aegean Blue and Perfect Plumeria
Accessories: Nestabilities; SU Rich Razzleberry pen; Spica Glitter pen; SU ribbon

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Party Time Tuesdays - Creepy Cake!!

Are you ready to party? It's Tuesday, and it's time for a birthday card!! I got this little lovely from The Greeting Farm as a digi. I also decided to use up some of my scraps from a Lime Rickey by Basic Grey 6x6 pad. Today's challenge at Party Time Tuesdays is Anything Goes!! It just has to be a birthday card with the sentiment on the front that is clearly a birthday card!! Join us in the fun...we pick the top three every week, so you can proudly display your button!
A couple more challenges for this card:
Card Details:
Stamps: Creepy Cake by The Greeting Farm; Vintage Labels by Stampin' Up
Paper: Lime Rickey by Basic Grey; Pixie Pink, Basic Black, and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica Glitter pens; Nestabilities; SU modern label and word window punches; SU butterfly embosslit by Sizzix;

Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's DeLovely, It's Delightful...

A new Magnolia image that I treated myself to! She is just adorable, and I've been wanting to get my hands on these awesome papers from Cosmo Cricket called DeLovely. And, they definitely live up to their name!!

My card is for two challenges today:

Card Details:

Stamps: Fairy Tale Tilda by Magnolia

Paper: DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket; Baja Breeze and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; Pixie Dust Shimmerz; Spica glitter pens; Nestabilities; CM cutting system; prima flowers; prima bling; SU oval punches

Friday, June 25, 2010

SCH Fabulous Friday - A Little Birdie

Can you believe that it is Friday again? Wow...where do the weeks go? The challenge this week was to use no designer paper. That was a tough one. I can remember when I first started stamping that I never used designer paper, but I quickly got out of that habit!! LOL! Going back to that stage was difficult, so I scaled the card down a bit. The image is Barn Swallow from Sugar Creek Hollow, and I hadn't used the image yet (how is that possible?).
My team mates have some fabulous creations for you today! Check them out!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Barn Swallow by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Accessories: SU ribbon; Prima flowers; Copic markers; Bow Easy
Martha Stewart border punch; Cuttlebug Floral Screen folder

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Woodware USA Design Team Call

I just wanted to let everyone know about a new design team call (tis the season, right?)!! This one is near and dear to my heart because my friend Dawn and I are coordinating the first ever design team for Woodware USA clear stamps. They have some adorable images, and we are looking forward to heading up the team. Check out the design team requirements HERE if you may be interested!! Check out their site to see all of the images that they have.

Woodware USA is the offshoot company of Woodware Stamps from the UK. Andre Cox is the man behind Woodware USA, and he has the rights to these stamps in the US. If you love to color, you'll love these stamps!!

And, the blog is a little bit of a work in progress as we just had it handed over to us in the last couple of days!! So, we'll say it is under construction for now!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Party with the Red, White, and Blue!!

It's Party Time Tuesday!! Welcome back, and we were so delighted to see so many entries last week. Thank you all for making our challenge a great success!! This week the challenge is a color one, and you guessed it--red, white, and blue!! Don't forget to include your birthday sentiment on the front to be considered for our top 3. And, if you are uploading to any other galleries, please use the tag PTTC4!! The colors got a bit off in the photo. My designer paper is shimmery, so the blue gets a little washed out, but trust me, it's blue! I just love this paper, and I have had it for a LONG time.
The stamp is from an adorable set by Woodware USA stamps...check them out! They are an awesome quality clear stamp and a great value!
My fellow partiers this week have created some amazing cards, and they would be so appreciative of your visit!
Card Details:
Stamps: Flower Fairies by Woodware; Vintage Labels by Stampin' UP
Paper: Reminisce Designer paper; Night of Navy and Real Red by Stampin' UP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; Shimmerz paints; EK Success border punch;
Nestabilities; Stampin' Up organdy ribbon; blue pearls by Queen&Co.; Bow Easy

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Fabulous Fridays - Load It Up!!

Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow was to LOAD IT!! Well, sometimes that can be a recipe for disaster with me, but this one turned out just fine!! I started out doing this week's Midnight Madness sketch, but I couldn't fit all of the elements on it, so it wound up like this!! This is a wonderful tile from Sugar Creek Hollow, and it is paired in the store with the bee tile, which is another favorite of mine!!

It was quite freeing to be able to rip the paper, and I came away unscathed. Woohoo!! I was even able to use my favorite Chocolate Chip satin ribbon with my Bow Easy, of course. What did I do before the Bow Easy (well, I tied a lot of knots!!)?

Don't forget to visit my Sugar Creek Hollow sisters to see their amazing creations!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Butterfly Tile by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: DSP from Hobby Lobby; Chocolate Chip and Orchid Opulence by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Shimmerz; SU Hodgepodge Hardware; SU ribbon; Bow Easy

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Little Mermaid

Happy Thursday!! I wanted to share this card that I made for one of Meredith's friends. It was her 5th birthday party yesterday, and Meredith is still talking about the party. It was was just her and her 3 friends from preschool. I loved seeing them play so well together! I'm going to miss that little group!
I won a drawing a couple of weeks ago, and it was for a gift certificate from Stamp and Create (great selection and fast shipping!!). Well, I had fun, and this is one of the stamps that I purchased. It is from CC those cute little stamps!!
A couple of challenges:

Card Details:

Stamps: Mermaid Emma

Paper: Basic Grey Two Scoops DSP; Shimmery Blue paper; Night of Navy and Wild Wasabi CS by Stampin' Up

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; May Arts vine ribbon; SU organdy ribbon; Martha Stewart border punch; SU word window punch; blue pearls; Shimmerz

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Big Announcement!!

I'm so proud to announce that I have been chosen to be part of the first design team for Scrapmaster's Paradise! If you are familiar with the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenges, then you will love this new venture!! Samantha has developed wonderful scrapbook and card kits made with Stampin' Up supplies, and we have the privilege of using these kits and creating wonderful samples for you! Check out these fabulous kits HERE!! You will love them!

In addition, she has launched a fun and super-charged online community with lots of ideas and creative jumpstarts! JOIN us in the conversation!!
I'm excited to begin working with these talented ladies!! Look for my posts in the future, and come say hi over on the board!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Have a Fairy Nice Birthday - PTTC#3

Welcome to week three of the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge!! We are so excited to have you join us again this week. Our theme this week is Anything Goes...but don't forget that it has to be a birthday card with the sentiment on the front!! That's important for us to consider the top three every week. We see beautiful cards, but sometimes they aren't birthday and don't have the sentiment on the front!! Also, remember that to be considered for the top three, you have to have your card uploaded by Sunday!! Join us this week at Party Time Tuesdays to build up your birthday card stash!!

Card Details:
Stamps: A Little Bit of Magic and Vintage Labels by Stampin' Up
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive CS and Raspberry Tart DSP by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; Nellie Snellen dies; SU corner loop punch; SU Old Olive satin ribbon; SU Word Window and Modern Label punches; rhinestone stickers; bow easy

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fun in the Sun

It's a scorcher here in Charlotte with a heat index of close to 100 degrees. Here comes the heat, not my favorite time of the year, but I decided to make the best of it by hitting my craft room. Of course, I'm avoiding cleaning the house, but I can't be perfect!! And, I packed 7 challenges into this that a record for me? It might be!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Lily at the Beach by Pink Cat Studios
Paper: Kaleidoscope and Sweet Always DSP, Only Orange, Melon Mambo, and Choc. Chip CS by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; silk flower; rhinestone stickers; Nestabilities Labels One; Sizzix embossing folder for SU; ribbon;

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's a Fabulous Sugar Creek Hollow Friday

Happy Almost Father's Day!! We are doing Father's Day cards for you at Sugar Creek Hollow this week, and the best thing about this image of the balloon and the's only $4.00, and there is a new freebie this week!! Hop on over to the Sugar Creek Hollow website and grab some images for yourself. There are many images over there that you will fall in love with!

Are you a little "skeered" about digis? Well, there is a wonderful tutorial on how to use them right on the Sugar Creek Hollow site!! Now, there is no excuse not to try them!!

My team mates have been hard at work this week to bring you their Father's Day creations! Check out the links on the left to visit each of them...your kind words are always appreciated!
Card Details:
Stamps: Vintage Balloon and Father's Day sentiment by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: My Minds Eye DSP (balloon); unknown vintage postcard paper; Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, and Choc. Chip by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; SU Hodgepodge hardware; Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder; Nestabilities; brads; chocolate colored twill

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's Not the Number of Birthdays...'s the party!! Hello lovelies!! It's Tuesday, and it is time for the second challenge at Party Time Tuesdays. Can you believe that we had over 35 participants in our first week? We were so thrilled!! I hope you will come back this week for more fun!! Our challenge this week was to use a number on the front of your birthday card. We have a birthday party this weekend, so I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to make this card! We would love for you to join us this week...just don't forget that it is a birthday card with a sentiment on the front and a number on it somewhere!! You can do it up HERE.


My team mates have created fabulous samples for us this week...give a look, if you get the chance:

Abby Anna Dianna

Katie Kimberly - Guest DT

Kristie Paige Stef

Card Details:

Stamps: Cowboy Ian by The Greeting Farm

Paper: Real Red DSP, Night of Navy CS and DSP, Soft Suede by Stampin' Up; Paper Source Gold Mist paper

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Copic markers; Quickutz nesting dies (star); brown twill; gold pearls; Stars Cuttlebug embossing folder; Making Memories birthday tag; Creative Memories number sticker; spica glitter pens

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Sugar Creek Hollow Blog Hop!!

It's anOther fun Sugar Creek Hollow blOg hOp...yOu have tO cOllect all Of the right letters tO make it tO the end. When yOu make it tO the end, there is a big prize with lOts Of gOOdies!! If yOu are starting here, gO back tO JOan's blOg tO start!! If yOu came frOm Kelly's blOg, yOu are in the right place! NOw, I will try nOt tO make it tOO hard On yOu tO figure Out what the letter is, but whO knOws? Ohhhh, I hope you found the right answer by now!!
I hope you like the fabulous sketch that we were given to use, and I was finally able to bust out this fabulous Father's Day set. I'm ahead of the game now, and I only have two more cards to make for Father's Day!
Hop on over to Tracy's are almost finished!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Sheriff's badge and hat by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: My Mind's Eye DSP; Blue Bayou, Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; glitter pens; CM oval cutters; nestabilities; suede

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Ballerina Anya Thank You!!

TGIF!! It has been a really long and really strange week! With Monday being a holiday, it just seemed to throw everything else off!! Last weekend, Meredith had her dance recital, and their costumes looked like chickens. One of their songs was actually "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," and they were absolutely adorable!! Today was Meredith's last dance class, so I made this card for her teacher, and I knew that I needed to pay homage to the wonderful costume!

Meredith doing her ballet routine on the big stage!

Meredith was the last to break her pose!! What a ham!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Ballerina Anya by The Greeting Farm
Paper: Pink Flamingo DSP, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Black, and Summer Sun by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers (Y02, Y06, E00, E01, E11, E13); Spica glitter pens; buttons; embroidery floss; SU ribbon; CM oval cutter; Nestabilities; Bow Easy
Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's Graduation Season

I've got another graduation card for you. I've been using the same stamp, but it is so versatile that my cards all look a bit different!! Today's card is for two challenges: Midnight Madness sketch (MMSC56) and Paper Sundaes color challenge this week (PSC20), which was kraft and blue.
I'm having a little withdrawal today...Flutter By Wednesday is taking the month of June off, so my card doesn't have a butterfly, fairy or angel anywhere on it!! Whoa...that's strange!!
Sugar Creek Hollow is having a blog hop this Saturday...don't miss it, there will be some awesome prizes for the winners!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Graduation cap by Sugar Creek Hollow
Paper: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, and Kraft DSP by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Spica glitter pens; Creative Memories circle cutter; Cricut Locker Talk cartridge; Making Memories trim; Basic Grey pearls

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Party Time Tuesday Inaugural Party - PTTC1

It's a Tuesday, ladies, and I have my first card for you for the new challenge blog, Party Time Tuesdays. We have so many wonderful challenges coming your way, but this week is an easy one to start us off right!! It is an Anything Goes card, but don't has to be a BIRTHDAY CARD with a birthday-like sentiment on the front. What a great way to build up your stash! I know that some months I am completely scrambling to find a card for someone. Please upload your creations HERE, so that we may come and marvel at your creativity!

I would love for you to visit my fellow team members' blogs to see all of their wonderful creations:
Card Details:
Stamps: Frog by Meljens Designs; sentiment by Stampin' Up
Paper: DSP by Basic Grey; Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing
folder; prima flowers; rhinestone brads;